- Ph.D. Speech and Hearing Sciences, City University of New York Graduate Center
- The study of typical and atypical language acquisition in Spanish/English speaking immigrant communities [funded by the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health]
- Project Nicaragua: to find services for individuals with special needs in Nicaragua
"Interdisciplinary collaboration as a Vincentian Research Fellow has given me a fuller understanding of the social, economic, political, and religious aspects of poverty. I have benefited from a strong shared commitment to justice among the Fellows."
St. John's University
Peggy F. Jacobson, a licensed Speech Pathologist, earned a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. Dr. Jacobson’s clinical and research interests are in the areas of child language disorders, bilingualism, second language acquisition, and the effects of poverty on communication development. Her research has been supported by the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders/ National Institute of Health. She is a Senior Vincentian Research fellow at St. John’s University. Dr. Jacobson has traveled extensively to Nicaragua volunteering her services for children with disabilities and engaging other students and faculty in these endeavors.