Biography

Jacqueline Jackson Headshot 2018

About Dr. Jacqueline Jackson

Dr. Jacqueline Jackson joined Harford Community College in 2017. She came to HCC with a wide variety of experience in strategic management issues. Throughout her career she has worked to improve the onboarding experience for new students and develop more effective academic advising models that promote faculty engagement; she also has extensive experience in retention and completion planning and Title IX policy. She was the 2017 recipient of the Innovation of the Year award from the League for Innovation in the Community College for her work on a team of colleagues that addressed achievement gaps in highly-enrolled courses at Anne Arundel Community College.

Dr. Jackson received her PhD in Urban Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University; she also holds an MS in College Student Personnel and Counseling, and a BS in Psychology, both from Western Illinois University. Prior to joining HCC, she held a visiting assistant professorship at George Washington University, teaching full-time in the graduate program for Higher Education Administration. She was also the founding Chief Academic Officer at the University of the District of Columbia Community College, and spent nearly eight years working for several national higher education associations in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Jackson’s professional interests include the academic achievement of first-generation and underrepresented students; retention and completion strategies; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and community relations. She is originally from Monmouth, Illinois (“Birthplace of Wyatt Earp”) and resides with her husband, Maurice, in Havre de Grace, MD.

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