Jeff received his B.S. in Psychology, B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Applied Sociology at San Diego State University. He is also a graduate of the Grantsmanship Center, the Development Training Institute and the Indiana University Philanthropy and Liberal Arts Seminar.  Jeff has also served the university as Faculty Senate President and Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee, Bylaws and Nominations Committee, Distance Education Committee, and the OSU Press.