James Madison University
PHOTO: Krisztina Varga

Krisztina V. Jakobsen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • M.S., University Georgia
  • B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


  • Life-span Human Development
  • Developmental Psychology

Scholarly Interests/ Research Topics

  • Cognitive development
  • Visual attention
  • Symbolic understanding

Psychology Peer Advisors Assist Special Olympics

On Saturday, October 8, 2011, sixty Special Olympic athletes from all across the state of Virginia were welcomed to JMU for the 5th annual Day with the Dukes. Read Story >