"I was drawn to Folklore because it was the only academic discipline that would engage
the questions I was asking and educate me to find the answers."
Jacob earned his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arkansas. During his
undergraduate education, Jacob researched Egyptian funerary practices. He also studied
Native American iconography and rock-art.
Next at WKU:
Jacob's folklore interests include: folk belief, folk narrative, vernacular religion,
and supernatural folklore. He wants to use folk studies to investigate how people
use space and fear. Jacob wants to study why certain places become tied to fear, such
as in haunted houses and other spatial areas.
On the Inside:
Jacob is from Illinois, but he spent the better part of his life in Huntsville, Alabama.
In his spare time, Jacob likes to play guitar and write music. He also dabbles in
Jacob in a Word: Echt