Jake EberweinDr. Howard Jacob Eberwein III

Dean, Division of Graduate and Continuing Education


About Me

Dr. Jake Eberwein joined MCLA in 2012 after having worked for over two decades in K12 public education as a classroom teacher and athletic coach, a high school principal, and a superintendent of schools. He is interested in urban education, leadership/organizational development, teacher development, and collective impact/community development. He has conducted research in education law, dropout prevention, student engagement, and public school-community collaboration. He has presented on alignment of standards, assessment, and instruction to ensure academic rigor and 21st century cognitive skill development, work life balance, and public school law. He currently serves on several local boards and has both written and served as a reviewer for local and state policies. He previously chaired the Urban Superintendents Network, and has testified before the joint Senate-House Education Subcommittee in Boston.

Special Projects/Activities

Currently, advancing several community based projects including the Berkshire Compact for Education, the Berkshire Education Task Force, and several community partnership grants such as the Greylock Teach Fellows, Improving Teacher Quality, and the Help Yourself Foundation. Working with college stakeholders to advance post-traditional degree completion programs, summer college, and online education. Partnering with the MCLA Education Department to support licensure, Masters of Education and the MCLA Leadership Academy. Partnering with the Superintendents Roundtable to advance professional development, mentoring, and induction for local K12 teachers and administrators.

Research/Creative Interests

Currently, facilitating the Feigenbaum MCLA Leads Initiative, building upon the legacy Donald and Armand Feigenbaum by increasing opportunities for MCLA students, faculty and staff related to innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership experiences. The goal is to advance MCLA’s position as a regional leader (thought leader, facilitator, resource, destination, and convener) in innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership efforts.



Contact Information

Mark Hopkins 205



DGCE offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:45pm, and by appointment.



Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2008

M.Ed., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 2003

B.A., Skidmore College, 1987


Courses Taught

ADMN 607: Leading Schools in Context

EDUC 401: Introduction to School Administration and Education