Jill Jacobi-Vessels


Dr. Jill Jacobi-Vessels (she/her/hers) (PhD, University of Louisville, 2008) has seventeen years of experience in administering children’s programs, including five years working with U.S. Army Child Development Services and two years as the Director of the University’s Early Learning Campus. She helped to conduct a large-scale longitudinal Reading and Math study, a longitudinal Scale Up Mathematics Intervention study, and assessed brain responses to auditory and visual stimuli using event related potentials to measure latency and amplitude. Her research interests include kindergarten readiness through play-based learning and drama, pre-and in- service teacher development, preschool learning trajectories in mathematics, and classroom quality and the effects on children’s achievement.