Jill Jacobi-Vessels

Jill Jacobi-Vessels
Director of the Early Learning Campus and Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education
Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Scholar House Campus,409 Reg Smith Circle, Louisville, KY 40208
Office: 502-852-4581
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

  • NAEYC/CAEP Reviewer, 2014-2016
  • University Project Director, Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS)
  • National Council of Teacher in Mathematics (NCTM), Conference Volunteer
  • Prichard Committee Strong Start Policy and Planning Group, Member 2011-2016

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

  • Detmer, M., Kern, P., Jacobi-Vessels, J., & King, K. (2017). Intergenerational music therapy: Bridging the generational gap through community-based music making. Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Special Issue of Music Therapy Today, 13, 219-220.
  • Wasik, B., & Jacobi-Vessels, J. (2017). Word play: Scaffolding language development through child-directed play. Early Childhood Education Journal, 45, 769-776.
  • Jones, V.F., Brown, E.T., Molfese, V., Ferguson, M., Jacobi-Vessels, J., Bertsch, C., Abraham, T., & Winders Davis, D. (2015). The development and initial assessment of reach out and read plus mathematics for use in primary care pediatrics. Early Child Development and Care, 185, 694-708.
  • Jacobi-Vessels, J., Brown, E.T., Molfese, V.J., & Do, A. (2014). Teaching Preschoolers to Count: Effective Strategies for Achieving Early Mathematics Milestones. Early Childhood Education Journal, 44, 1-9.
  • Jacobi- Vessels, J. L., (2017). The effects of a kindergarten readiness internship on in-service teacher sense of self efficacy. Joint Conference of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlanta, GA.
  • Jacobi-Vessels, J. L., & Ost, M. (2017). Much, much more than crayons and kiddie CDs: Rich art and music experiences on a budget. Kentucky Governor's Early Childhood Institute. Louisville, KY.