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Jacob Hackett

Clinical Assistant Professor    Program Coordinator    

Doctor of Philosophy, Special Education, University of Washington
Master of Education, Area of Special Education, The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science, Area of Special Education, The Ohio State University


Jacob Hackett is a clinical assistant professor and program coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education program. Hackett received his doctor of philosophy in education degree from the University of Washington in June 2016. While in Seattle, he was a course instructor and field placement supervisor for both the Seattle Teacher Residency (STR) as well as the traditional Master of Education in Elementary Education and Master of Education in Special Education teacher preparation programs.

Hackett was a special educator for the Atlanta Public Schools district before departing for Seattle, and a cornerstone to his teacher preparation philosophy is integrating strong, active community and family partnerships. Other interests of his include socially just urban teacher preparation, Design-Based Research (DBR), culturally responsive school wide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS), disability studies, inclusion, and social emotional instruction including restorative justice and outdoor education.


Hackett, J., Hudson, R., West, E., & Brown, S. (2016). Cambodian Inclusive Education for Vulnerable Populations: Toward an Ecological Perspective Policy. Journal of International Special Needs Education, 19(1), 3-14.

Hudson, R.F., Peck, C., Davis, C., Blum, G., Greenway, R., Hackett, J., Kidwell, J., Liberty, L., McCollow, M., Patish, Y., Pierce, J., Schulze, M., & Smith, M. (2016). A Socio-Cultural Analysis of Practitioner Perspectives on Implementation of Evidence-based Practice in Special Education. The Journal of Special Education, 50(1), 27-36.

Hackett, J., Summers, A., Coppage, T., & Handy, M. (2015). A case for community-based teacher education: the critical space between social justice-oriented teaching and
learning, Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum, 5(1), Article 1. Available at: