Dr. Jacob Bryant has found a home at the University of the Cumberlands that is an all-around fit for his core values. Dr. Bryant is a parishioner of his local church, and he recognizes the role God has played in shaping his career. Dr. Bryant is, first and foremost, a teacher who enjoys the process of inquiry and problem-solving, which has allowed him to find another passion: research. In his current role as dissertation faculty at the Graduate School, he enjoys being a multiplier by guiding students through their doctoral research. In his short time at UC, he has supervised over 25 dissertations and served on over 50 dissertation committees. Additionally, he supports Leadership Studies students through the comprehensive exam process. Before joining UC, Dr. Bryant served as a middle school classroom teacher, curriculum writer, academic interventionist, athletic director, assistant principal, and high school assistant principal. Additionally, Dr. Bryant has taught courses in teacher and school principal preparation, which are part of his goal to see that every child has an opportunity through a high-quality education!

Doctorate of Education, Educational Leadership – Superintendency
Oakland City University, Graduate Studies, 2017
Dissertation: Why are they Throwing in the Towel? Has Recent Education Reform Increased Burnout Levels Among Kentucky Teachers?

Master of Arts in Communication, Communication Studies
University of Southern Indiana, Department of Liberal Arts, 2018

Specialist of Education, Education Leadership - School Principal, Instructional Supervisor, DPP
Asbury University, Graduate Studies - Education, 2017

Master of Arts in Education, Middle Grades Education Teacher Leader
Western Kentucky University, Department of Teacher Education, 2014

Bachelors of Science, Middle Grades Education
Western Kentucky University, Department of Teacher Education, 2013

Bryant, J. (2020). Middle School Teaching Matters. Kindle Publishing. Book. 
Bryant, J. (2020). Teaching Kids Online is NOT Virtually Impossible. Kindle Publishing. Book. 
Bryant, J. (2017). Why are they throwing in the towel? Has recent education reform increased burnout levels among teachers in Kentucky? Dissertation. Oakland City University. Barger-Richardson Library.

Keynote Addresses:
Co-Chaired - Graduate Research Symposium, University of the Cumberlands. March 2022, 2023. 
Beating Burnout a Presentation to Faculty Convocation, Nashville State Community College, March 2021.
Online Teaching Best Practices. Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges. Owensboro, KY, April 2021. 

Bryant, J. (2021). Differentiating From a Distance. Association for Middle Level Education E-Journal.