Jacob Otis

PhD Student
University of Minnesota School of Social Work

Jacob Otis received his BA in Criminology at the University of Minnesota Duluth. During his BA, he studied moral disengagement, Restorative Justice (RJ), and worked with several RJ organizations. Following his BA, he worked as a Special Education Teacher and for the state of Minnesota in the Family/Civil and Treatment Courts. Currently, he is a dual MSW/PhD student in his third year with a research focus on RJ, specifically within the context of domestic violence. Within the School of Social Work, Jake works as a research assistant for Dr. Jessica Toft and Dr. Lynette Renner, and as teaching assistant to Dr. Mark Umbreit. Alongside pursuing his PhD, he currently works as the Director of Programming at St. Croix Valley Restorative Services in River Falls, Wisconsin.