Position: Associate Professor & Director of Internships
Location: HHH 238
Phone: (202) 257-4854
Employed Since: 1992
BA (hons) First Class Honours, University of Huddersfield, UK | M.S./Ph.D., Virginia Tech, USA
Fields of Expertise:
Entrepreneurship, marketing, sustainable business strategy/ecotourism (focus of doctoral dissertation research)
A senior faculty member with over 25 years of service at Shenandoah University, Dr. Jackson teaches sustainable business strategy, management and marketing and directs the business school’s internship program. A passionate advocate of experiential learning, he has led hands-on student consulting projects with hundreds of companies and non-profit organizations. Clients for the fall 2018 semester include: K2M (medical device manufacturer), seven clients of the Virginia Inland Port, and fifteen clients of Encore Elite Partners, a local marketing agency.
Prof Jackson received his doctorate from Virginia Tech in 1994, and wrote among the first doctoral dissertations on the topic of business and sustainability. A “practicing academic,” he has held executive positions in the wind energy and manufacturing sectors and recently established an independent physical therapy clinic for his wife, Nina, a graduate of Shenandoah University. He chairs the Faculty Senate’s Faculty Affairs Committee and serves on the university’s Sustainability Council.
- Currently under contract with Oxford University Press to write an article on ecotourism for the new Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science.
- Recently completed the graduate course, ENVR E-118 Environmental Management of International Tourism Development at Harvard University.
- Appointed to International Advisory Board of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Vietnam (specialty: ecotourism).
- Earned certificate in climate change research, sponsored by Vietnam’s International Centre for Tropical Highland Ecosystems Research and Columbia University.
- Developed the ‘Clockwise’ pedagogy, featured in BizEd, the journal of AACSB International (Clockwise develops students’ analytical, critical and lateral thinking skills).
- Co-authored statement for the Congressional record by Verax Technologies, Inc. Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, U. S. House of Representatives, June 8, 2010.
- Published article ‘Rethinking the Case Method’ in the Journal of Management Policy & Practice, challenging the conventional wisdom on business case analysis.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” — W.B. Yeats
Delighted to see my children thriving in the arts (Kira is a senior in the arts program at Shenandoah; Alec is a freshman at Parsons NYC). Equally delighted to see my wife, a breast cancer survivor, thriving in her own PT practice