President Joyce P. Jacobsen appears on the latest episode of “The EdUp Experience” podcast, discussing the Colleges’ COVID-19 response, global studies, enrollment and more.
Launched in 2020, the podcast explores the most complicated topics in education today. Hosted by Dr. Joe Sallustio and Elizabeth Leiba and produced by Elvin Freytes, The EdUp Experience features higher ed administrators, faculty, staff, tech entrepreneurs and education industry leaders, with the goal of educating and inspiring its audience “to pursue a lifelong learning mindset no matter the path they choose.”
Jacobsen reflects on the fall semester and plans for the spring term, as well as how international students and exchange programs have been impacted by the pandemic, what enrollment numbers have meant for HWS operations over the past year and why connections are so important to mental health.
Jacobsen, who was named HWS president in 2019, has more than three decades of experience taking on increasingly complex roles in the academy, both as an educator and an administrator. An expert on labor economics, particularly the economics of gender, she is the author of scores of journal articles and book chapters exploring sex segregation, migration and the effects of labor force intermittency on women’s earnings, among other topics, as well as the economics of wine and other collectibles. Her books include Advanced Introduction to Feminist Economics, The Economics of Gender, Queer Economics: A Reader (co-edited with Adam Zeller) and Labor Markets and Employment Relationships (with Gilbert L. Skillman).