Golden Jackson, PhD
As the Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Dr. Golden Jackson works with the local Sint Maarten government, community groups, students and faculty to support the design and implementation of projects that contribute to community priorities and student learning. In addition to overseeing AUC’s medical sciences service elective program, Dr. Jackson leads two marquee activities for AUC each semester: Community Action Day and Project H.E.L.P.
Community Action Day is a day set aside for AUC students, faculty, staff, and family to engage with community partners in projects related to health and well-being, education, and child development. Community Action Day regularly attracts hundreds of volunteers who provide a full or partial day of service at partner sites throughout the island. Project H.E.L.P. (Health, Education, Literacy, Prevention), which Dr. Jackson established back at the beginning of her tenure, is a health screening and educational program offered in community settings throughout Sint Maarten.
Before joining AUC in 2012, Dr. Jackson held faculty and administrative appointments at The Ohio State University. She taught courses in housing policy, ecological effects of consumption patterns, women’s workplace issues, and community development and directed the Service-Learning Initiative, providing support for development of service-learning courses in the 17 colleges of the university.
Dr. Jackson earned degrees from Mississippi University for Women (BS), University of North Carolina at Greensboro (MS), and The Ohio State University (PhD).