About Steven Jakobi



Steven Jakobi has taught biology and environmental science at several colleges for nearly 30 years in West Virginia, Massachusetts and New York. He is a native of Hungary and immigrated to the United States in 1967. He has degrees from the University of Cincinnati  (B.S. – Biology), West Chester University (M.A. – Biology) and West Virginia University (Ph.D. – Plant Pathology). His dissertation work was conducted on the biological control of fungal blight that caused the near extinction of  the American chestnut, Castanea dentata. In addition to his love of  trees, Jakobi has many interests, ranging from history to environmental issues. He is active in the Finger Lakes Group of the Atlantic  (NY) Chapter of the Sierra Club, The New York Forest Owners Association, and several other environmental organizations. Jakobi and his wife live in Allegany County, NY, with two cats, three dogs, and a flock of chickens.

Please contact Steven Jakobi at: jakobisr@gmail.com. All comments, inquiries and messages are welcome and will be answered. Thank you.


Author update:

In the past few months, I have written several short stories and short-short stories. I also began to write poetry –a genre that I have never attempted before. I am also in the process of collecting topics for a  new collection of  short essays similar in style and length to Giorgio the ‘Possum.  A different project will involve the history of logging in Pennsylvania. Instead of writing a statistical treatment of how much lumber was removed when and from where, I hope to focus on the lives of the lumbermen, log buyers, camp cooks, and bosses, and use their own words to tell their histories.

(December, 2015)

There will be a reading book signing event on May 6, 2016, from 7-9 PM at the Greece, NY, Barnes and Noble Booksellers store. I will be reading short excerpts from Giorgio the ‘Possum and the book will be available for autographs and personal inscriptions.

The B&N store is located at 330 Greece Ridge Center Drive, Rochester, NY 14626. 

Hope to see YOU there. Thank you.