Portrait of Fayola Jacobs
Assistant Professor
295D Humphrey School
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants
Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Area
Urban and Regional Planning Area
Areas of Expertise
Environmental planning, climate change, gender, race and ethnicity, urban and regional planning


    Fayola Jacobs is an assistant professor in the urban and regional planning area. Prior to her appointment in August 2019, she was a postdoctoral associate with the CREATE Initiative.

    She completed her PhD in Urban and Regional Sciences at Texas A&M University, and earned her master’s degree in City and Regional Planning at UNC – Chapel Hill. Her graduate research focused on interrogating disaster mitigation plans and policies through a Black feminist lens.

    Before graduate school, she worked for a mental health agency, creating and facilitating anti-oppression workshops on migration, racism and mental health.


    PhD in Urban and Regional Sciences (Texas A&M University, 2018)

    MA in City and Regional Planning (University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, 2014)

    BA in Economics (York University, 2009)

    Peacock, W. G., Meyer, M. A., Van Zandt, S., Grover, H. & Jacobs, F. H. (2019). The Routledge Handbook of Urban Disaster Resilience. In The Adoption of Hazard Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation Policies, Programs, and Actions by Local Jurisdictions along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts..

    Jacobs, F. H. (2018). Black feminism and radical planning: New directions for disaster planning research, Planning Theory, 18(1), 24-39