The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning takes its name from Joan Leiman Jacobson ’47, whose generous gift makes its programs possible. The center seeks to improve the teaching and learning of Smith College students by offering services aimed at enabling them to make the most of their education.
The Jacobson Center is now accepting appointments for in-person tutoring. We are cognizant that some members of the Smith community are immunocompromised, however, and face greater risks from infection. As a result, we will continue to offer Zoom appointments as an option.
Meet the Team
The Jacobson Center Logo
The logo was designed by Elliot Offner, Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus in the Humanities in the Smith College Department of Art, where he taught from 1960 until 2004. He died in 2010. A sculptor and graphic artist, his work is in such collections as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Brooklyn Museum, and he designed several pieces for the college, including the Smith Medal.