Golden   Jackson PhD

Assistant Dean, Service-Learning and Community Affairs

Golden Jackson received the BS degree from Mississippi University for Women, the MS degree from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the PhD degree from The Ohio State University in Urban and Political Geography. With the exception of one year as visiting faculty at University of Rhode Island, her professional association was with The Ohio State University as faculty and administrator. She taught courses in housing policy, ecological effects of consumption patterns, women’s issues in the work place, and community development.

As Vice Chair and Academic Coordinator of the Department of Consumer Sciences, she provided leadership for curriculum development across three areas of study and for advising of over 1000 students enrolled in the department. She was one of the first faculty to offer service-learning courses at the University and was founding Director of the Service-Learning Initiative, supporting development of service-learning courses in each of 17 colleges and of criteria for evaluating and assigning the service-learning course designation. As Assistant Dean of Service-Learning at AUC, Dr. Jackson works with faculty, students and community groups to support the design of service projects that contribute to community priorities and to the academic learning of students enrolled in medical school.