Carolyn Jacobs is Dean Emerita of Smith College School for Social Work and Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor Emerita. Dr. Jacobs had a long and distinguished history with Smith College. In 1980 she joined the school as a member of the faculty, primarily teaching within the research and practice sequences and in 2003 was appointed dean. Her areas of professional interest include religion and spirituality in social work practice, social work research, and organizational behavior. She created and served as Director of the Contemplative Clinical Practice certificate program. She has written and presented extensively on the topics of contemplative practice, spirituality and clinical social work practice. She maintains a spiritual direction practice. In 2001 she was elected to the National Academies of Practice as a distinguished social work practitioner. Among many professional volunteer activities, she serves on the boards of the Mind & Life Institute, Contemplative Mind in Society and Naropa University.