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Dr. Richard Jacob


Appointed to the ASRS Board in March 2013 

Representation: Educators 

Serves on the External Affairs Committee and 

Operations & Audit Committee 

 
Dr. Dick Jacob devoted his career to higher education, teaching and conducting research as a physics professor at Arizona State University for more than 38 years where he retains the position of Professor Emeritus. 
 
Dr. Jacob began a career at ASU as an Assistant Professor in 1963 and became Full Professor of Physics in 1977. He served as Chair of the Department of Physics and held numerous leadership positions at the university over a distinguished career that included founding Dean of the Emeritus College in 2004. 
 
His research focused on theoretical elementary particle physics, and he has taught all levels and subjects of physics. 
 
Dr. Jacob holds a PhD in physics from the University of Utah, where he also earned his undergraduate degree. 
 
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