Dan Jacobson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty, B.A. and M.A. in Organizational Leadership

Dr. Jacobson and his wife, Kimberly have recently moved to Houston, TX from Hawaii, where he served as the executive director and campus dean for Wayland Baptist University’s Hawaii and American Samoa campuses. They have five of their eight kids living with them, but their three oldest kids have begun their own lives in various areas of the country. They also have three grandchildren.  Both Dr. Jacobson and his wife are pursuing doctoral degrees.  Dr. Jacobson is working on his Doctor of Ministry degree, while Kimberly is working on her Doctor of Education degree.  Both are attending Liberty University for their studies.

Dr. Jacobson served on active duty in the US Air Force until October 2014 and as an Air Force civil servant until August of 2015, when he retired after nearly 26 years of service between officer, enlisted and civilian assignments. In a previous assignment as a federal employee, he helped lead a unit of management consultants specializing in organizational development, process improvement, industrial engineering, and strategic planning. Dr. Jacobson has been stationed in several states in the continental US, as well as overseas in Afghanistan, Germany, and Hawaii. Between civilian and military roles, he has nearly 30 years of leadership and management experience. He is also an ordained pastor with Calvary Chapel, where he has served in several teaching and discipling roles. Additionally, he has taught in several different capacities over the last 20 years. When not working or teaching, he enjoys sports (especially golf) and especially enjoys spending time with his wife’s and kids' activities.


  • A.A.S., Security Administration, Community College of the Air Force
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering Technology, Southern Illinois University
  • M.A., Human Resources Development, Webster University
  • Master of Military Operational Arts & Science, Air Command & Staff College
  • Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College
  • Master of Christian Ministry, Wayland Baptist University
  • M.Ed., History Specialization, Wayland Baptist University
  • M.Div., Wayland Baptist University
  • Ph.D., Organization & Management, Capella University
  • D.Min., Theology & Apologetics, Liberty University (in progress)

Courses Taught

  • BST 3004 – Biblical Perspectives
  • LDR 6001 – Assessing Leadership Skills
  • LDR 6002 – Concepts of Strategic Leadership
  • LDR 6004 – Organizational Communication
  • LDR 6017 – Ethics in Organizations
  • LDR 6021 – Developing a Strategic Plan
  • SOL 608 – Moral Leadership and the Christian Virtues (no longer in catalog)