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Cris Lydon Jacobson

Cris Lydon Jacobson



2360 Colden Hall



Joined Northwest in 2014

Senior Instructor


  • M.S.W, Integrated Concentration, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • B.S. Child & Family Studies, Northwest Missouri State University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Psychology of Groups & Teams
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Principles of Counseling
  • Field Placement/Internship
  • Fundamentals of Social Work Practice

Academic Interests

  • Cultural competence/ cultural humility in human service practice
  • Academic success of first generation and underrepresented students
  • Mental health & social policy

Scholarly Activity


Jacobson, C. (October 2019). Ditching the Group Project: Utilizing Team Based Learning to Teach Group Dynamics. National Organization for Human Services Annual Conference, Anaheim, California.

Student Group Advisement

  • Past advisor, Behavioral Sciences Association

Other Professional Experience 

  • Chair, Human Services Degree Committee
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Missouri)
  • Facilitator, Northwest Green Dot Team
  • Clinical Consultant, Conception Seminary College
  • Member, National Organization for Human Services
  • Member, National Association of Social Workers