Mr. Steven A. Jacobson
Professor of Yupik Eskimo, Emeritus
Mr. Steven A. Jacobson has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1972 to 2010.
He has applied his vast knowledge of Eskimo linguistics to the teaching of countless students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks; and has through his enthusiasm and example inspired many of those students to undertake professional careers of their own, teaching Yupik or working with the language in other fields.
He is respected worldwide for his exemplary research; and has made significant contributions through the quality of his work in producing dictionaries and publications such as the Yup’ik Eskimo Dictionary, and A Practical Grammar of the Central Alaskan Yup’ik Eskimo Language; and has presented numerous papers and lectures at national and international conferences.
He is recognized for his invaluable contributions to the future and to the shared heritage of all Alaskans and for his dedication to the study and documentation of Eskimo linguistics, of which several languages are considered endangered; and has provided his expertise on several University committees; and whose prestigious work will long serve as invaluable records of Yupik languages.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Mr. Steven A. Jacobson for his contributions to the State of Alaska and the University.