About The Learning Professor
The Learning Professor was founded in November, 2018 by Dr. Jenni Jacobs. After a varied career path gave her experience in early childhood, special education, adult learning, and instructional design she decided to branch off on her own to share her wealth of knowledge. She started the business working evenings and weekends, performing all aspects of the business on her own. She quickly learned how to design a website, implement a learning management system to hold the courses, and every other task involved in running a small business. After about 8 months, her two children began to assist in running the business and became an integral part of the day-to-day happenings. As her children began to pursue their own passions ,Jenni left her full time job in June 2019 to run the business full-time. The Learning Professor continues to be a small, family-run business, and Jenni's two two children, Allie and Cody, otherwise known as the Three Musketeers, still help out occasionally.
FOUNDER / CEO
Dr. Jenni Jacobs
The Learning Professor is a one-woman show! Dr. Jenni Jacobs is responsible for all of the educational content at The Learning Professor. She also designed and maintains the website, completes all of the instructional design for the courses, and answers all emails and chat questions.
She has been in the field of education for 26 years in a variety of roles, including family child care provider, infant/toddler teacher, preschool teacher, school age teacher, child care educational director, university instructor in early childhood, literacy, and instructional design, program manager of university ECE program, and instructional designer.
Her educational background includes a BSEd in PreK through 3rd grade education, a Master's in Child Development, and an EdD in Special Education, with a focus on content mastery in online early childhood courses. Her passion has always been children from birth to 5.
Though she considers herself an early childhood generalist, her top areas of expertise include infant toddler development and curriculum, preschool development and curriculum, brain development, social-emotional development, classroom management, and challenging behaviors. She tries to always blend theory along with good practice in all of her courses to make them relevant and practical for teachers.
Her teaching style can be blunt, but she has a unique knack for explaining things to teachers that is engaging and real. In every course she teaches you can feel her passion for children.
Allison DiSanto, M.S.
Allison DiSanto sometimes helps out with everyday tasks for The Learning Professor, such as proofreading content, credit checks, and other miscellaneous tasks.
She served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman practicing patient care in a variety of settings. Throughout her career in the military she had the opportunity to serve in several leadership roles. Through these roles she developed and a built a strong foundation of administrative and professional skills.
After her service in the military, Allison pursued a career in health prevention. She received her BS in Health Education with a focus on exercise and fitness and a MS in Health Education with a focus on community and public health. She has also received her personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise, her health coaching certificate, and her massage therapist license.
Along with management, she provides insights, recommendations and assists in the development of content surrounding health, fitness, nutrition and safety.
Cody DiSanto sometimes help out with web design and all IT related matters.
He is a self-taught expert in providing technical support, and his experience in this area from an early age has allowed him to perfect the art. This serves as the basis for providing support for the daily operation of The Learning Professor.
Prior to his service with The Learning Professor, he served in the United States Navy as a Gas Turbine Mechanic. He operated, repaired and performed maintenance on mechanical components of gas turbine engines on some of the world’s largest Navy vessels. His role was a critical component to success of the Navy’s mission. His experience in a high-stress high-demand environment laid the path for him to efficiently manage all IT related matters at The Learning Professor.
In addition to his Learning Professor duties, Cody rehabs houses and is also a Volunteer Firefighter.