Drawing on both historical and philosophical methods, Jacob's work focuses on issues of social and political membership in schooling and school policy. He recently completed his tenure as a Co-Chair of the Harvard Educational Review and was a member of the 2013-2014 Spencer Foundation Philosophy of Education Institute. Currently, he works with the Justice in Schools Project. Before enrolling at Harvard, Jacob taught 8th grade history at the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, NJ. He holds a MA in American History from Brandeis University and an AB in History from Princeton University.