Dr. Jacobson is an associate professor and extension specialist in the School of Forest Resources at Penn State. He conducts extension, research, and teaching activities in the area of natural resources, specifically looking at economic incentives and alternative income opportunities on forestland. Areas of focus include forest finance and taxation, bioenergy, natural gas, and agroforestry. He has over 20 years of international forestry experience with international organizations such as the World Bank, Peace Corps, and Tropical Forest Foundation. Dr. Jacobson teaches college-level courses on forest economics, international forestry, agroforestry, and natural resource development projects.