Jacob (Jack) Popovich joined the WDE Ph.D program during Autumn of 2011.
My education includes a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University obtained in 1986. This led me to a career in business that included 4 years in banking and approximately 14 years in the software industry. I worked for companies like Oracle, Siebel and American Express and with companies like Nationwide, Ford, Chase, AT&T, Cardinal Healthand a multitude of others large and small.
While working full time, I obtained a Master’s Degree (MBA in Finance) in 1993 from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA. Then in 2004, I started the transition from business to education, and in 2006 I obtained a full-time faculty position at Columbus State Community College. Now in 2011, I am pursuing a PhD in WDE because I want to become a better educator who can have a greater impact on students’ lives.
I am a second degree black belt in mixed martial arts and love playing the piano! I also have three children ages 25, 15 and 14. My oldest daughter is now working at the Wexner Medical Center as a surgical schedule coordinator and my boys are very active in cross country and track at Dublin Sells Middle School and Dublin Coffman High School.
Jack can be contacted at email@example.com.