Meet Your



- More than 11 peer-reviewed articles

- Interdisciplinary publishing record (primarily geography, education, tourism)

- Majority of journals have an Impact Factor greater than 2.0


PhD - Geography (2021)

University of Hawaii at Manoa

MA - Anthropology (2017)

Memorial University of Newfoundland

BA - Sociology (2016)

Elmhurst University


My dissertation was based on two years of fieldwork in the southern African country of Namibia. I investigated the social-economic shifts caused by widespread and pervasive structural unemployment.

I have also published widely on the cultural politics and political geographies of volunteer tourism and travel blogging.

Personal Life

Though originally from the USA, Jacob now lives with his partner in beautiful Windhoek, Namibia.

He relishes the opportunity to travel throughout Namibia, photographing & documenting birds and other fauna.

Day-to-day, he is most often found in his kitchen, a coffee shop, or collecting houseplants.