Mark Jacobs is the dean of Barrett Honors College and professor in the School of Life Sciences at ASU. He came to ASU in the fall of 2003 from Swarthmore College, where he had held an endowed chair in biology and had been both chair of the Biology Department and associate provost of the College. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard in biology and earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University in biological sciences. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Jacobs is the author of more than 50 publications on the physiological and molecular control of plant development, and for 12 years was associate editor-in-chief of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, an international plant science journal. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Cambridge University, the University of California Santa Cruz and Universitat Freiburg in Germany, where he held a NATO postdoctoral fellowship. He teaches an honors seminar on "The History and Evolution of Human Food."