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Member Spotlight: Lowell Jacobsen

Posted By IRC, Monday, October 1, 2018

Lowell Jacobsen is the Elizabeth Harvey Rhodes Professor of International Business at Baker University. Jacobsen spends the majority of his time teaching classes on international business and economics. He is proud to be teaching at Baker University, as it is one of the oldest universities in Kansas. His involvement with the IRC began in 1986 when he was approached by Dr. Eliot Berkley, the founder and long-time executive director of the organization. Lowell remains involved with the IRC and has served 12 years on the board including on the board's finance and education committees.


In 2012, Lowell received the Mike Wood Presidential Merit of Citation for the “wise stewardship of endowment funds resulting in continued stability of the IRC.” In addition to this, he more recently received the Kopke Award for Distinguished Teaching at Baker.


Outside of the IRC and teaching at Baker, he has many global experiences. Jacobsen’s research and teaching has taken him to both Asia and Europe over previous years. He has a variety of visiting professorships include the Chinese University of Hong Kong, La Universidad de Cordoba, and St. Andrews University. In 2002, he had a Fulbright fellowship that supported his research of European Union enlargement. Through this fellowship, he was able to study in Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. He has extended this research to a current focus on extending the intellectual roots of business strategy with archival work in the Universities of Cambridge, London, and Oxford.


To find out more information about the internationally focused programs at Baker, visit


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