Jill Jacobi-Vessels

Jill Jacobi-Vessels
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education
Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Room 265 - College of Education and Human Development
Office: 502-852-0436
jill.jacobi-vessels @ louisville.edu

Dr. Jacobi-Vessels' curriculum vita [PDF]

Educational Background

  • PhD, Teaching and Learning, University of Louisville, 2008
  • MEd, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, University of Louisville, 2002
  • Overseas Study, Universitat Hamburg, Germany 1984-1985
  • BA, Speech/Theatre Minor: German, Indiana University Southeast, 1985

Research Interests

  • Early childhood education and early childhood development

Professional Service

  • Advisory Committee Member for planning of Presbyterian Community Center Child Care Center, 2009-present
  • KY Governor's Task Group Member Apprenticeship Training for Early Childhood Professionals, 2002
  • Department Representative Graduate Student Association, College of Education and Human Development, 2004-05
  • Presentation Panel Greater Louisville Business Association Conference, Why Corporate Child Care Pays, KY, 2002

Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Kappa Delti Pi
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Society for Research in Child Development

Selected Publications

  • Brown, E.T., Jung, E., Molfese, V., Rudasill, K., Jacobi-Vessels, J., White, J., Armstrong, N. (submitted). Teacher characteristics and classroom environment influence preschooler's mathematics and literacy learning. Early Education and Development.
  • Molfese, V., Beswick, J., Jacobi-Vessels, J., Armstrong, N., Culver, B., White, J., Ferguson, M., Rudasill, K., & Molfese, D. (submitted). Evidence of alphabetic knowledge in writing: Connections to letter and word identification skills in preschool and kindergarten. Reading and Writing: Special Issue on Writing Development: New Interdisciplinary Findings and Models.
  • Jung, E., Molfese, V., Beswick, J., Jacobi-Vessels, J., & Molnar, A. (2009). Growth of cognitive skills in preschoolers: Impacts of sleep habits and learning-related behaviors. Early Education and Development, 20, 713-731.
  • Jacobi-Vessels, J., Mull, M., Molfese, V., & Molfese, D. (2006). Maternal reading behavior predicts childhood emergent literacy skills in low SES preschoolers. Poster presented at Research!Louisville, Louisville, KY.
  • Molfese, D., Barnes, M., Warren, C., Molfese, P., Molfese, V., & Jacobi-Vessels, J. (2008). Familial predictors of dyslexia: Evidence from preschool children with and without familial dyslexia risk. In G. Reid, A. Fawcett, F. Manis, & L. Siegel (Eds). Handbook of Dyslexia, New York: Sage Publications.