Dr. Wayne Jacobs is an author, speaker and teacher. Dr. Jacobs is the author of The Strong Temple – A Men’s guide to physical and spiritual health. He has been working as a professor, administrator and mentor in the higher education field since 1989. He is currently serving as a professor in Kinesiology at LeTourneau University (www.letu.edu/people/waynejacobs). Before teaching, Dr. Jacobs was a Fitness Director and manager at a fitness facility; has been a Minister of Education and Recreation; and taught and directed Adult Sunday School for more than two decades. His current passions are parenting and marriage ministry, brain research and active learning.
Education and Scholarship
Dr. Jacobs received his doctoral degree from Texas A&M University in 1994. He received both his M.Ed. and B.S. from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. His first book, New Fun for Old Favorites, helps physical educators to bring the fun back into PE. He has also authored several journal articles, written course texts, and has delivered dozens of presentations at conferences and workshops on the topics of Fitness and wellness, Active Learning, Technology integration, brain-based learning, and faith integration. His new book, The Strong Temple: A Man’s Guide to Developing Spiritual and Physical Health was published in 2015 and the follow-up version for women is coming out in late 2016. He and his wife, Dr. Karen Jacobs, are active presenters for marriage conferences, retreats and special events.