Jedediah Herb is in his first year as Learning Specialist in the Herbst Academic Center, joining the athletic department staff on July 10, 2012.
Herb’s daily responsibilities consist of providing academic services to high risk/high needs student-athletes who are diagnosed with learning disabilities, ADHD or require additional support services for academics. He works with and meets one on one with student-athletes across all sports to develop strategic plans for improving academic performances. This is done in a focused learning environment in which student-athletes gain awareness of their individual learning styles and strengths, organization and time management strategies, test taking and various other critical thinking skills. Herb also identifies potential educational, emotional, focus and attention concerns and works closely with university resources and makes any necessary referrals.
Prior to his arrival at CU, Herb was an adjunct faculty member for four years at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, Colo. During this time he served a one year term as the Vice President of Adjunct Affairs. He spent his last two years as the coordinator of the TRiO success center, coordinating student services programs designed to identify and provide educational advising for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
A native of New Jersey, Herb attended Lacey Township High School where he played baseball, tennis, and wrestled. Herb earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kean University in 2003 where he graduated Cum Laude. He then moved on to earn his master’s degree in special education from CU-Denver.
Herb enjoys competing in softball, tennis, and golf and loves watching and attending professional and collegiate sports. He and his wife Katie are expecting their first child in September.