Golden Jackson, PhD
Dr. Golden Jackson is Assistant Dean for Community Engagement at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In that role, she works with St. Maarten government, community groups, students and faculty to support the design and implementation of projects that contribute to community priorities and to student learning. She provides leadership for two all-AUC events 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. Project H.E.L.P. (Health, Education, Literacy, Prevention) is a health screening and education program offered in community settings throughout St. Maarten. In January 2020, she launched the AUC Community Engagement Certificate Program and teaches a three-semester course sequence for students enrolled in the program.
Before joining AUC in 2012, she held faculty and administrative appointments at The Ohio State University for 37+ years. She taught courses in housing policy, ecological effects of consumption patterns, women’s workplace issues, and community development. Dr. Jackson was the inaugural Director of the Service-Learning Initiative, providing support for development of service-learning courses in the 17 colleges of the university and for definition and required elements of a service-learning course and leadership for inclusion of service-learning courses in the University general education curriculum.
Dr. Jackson earned degrees from Mississippi University for Women (BS), University of North Carolina at Greensboro (MS), and The Ohio State University (PhD).