“We are proud to appoint Dr. Jackson to this position. He is a consummate professional who will lead the business programs at RSU to continue a tradition of excellence and achieve new heights,” Dr. Susan Willis, dean of the school of professional studies, said.
Jackson, who joined the RSU faculty in 2013, recently transitioned from the interim role and will lead one of the largest departments on campus. His primary role is to support both faculty and students in their interactions with Department of Business programs, which include business administration, organizational leadership, sport management and accounting. He is also responsible for planning program and course offerings, coordinating student advising, promoting faculty development and strategic planning.
“I am very excited to have this opportunity to bring fresh ideas to the Department of Business, particularly regarding program development and delivery,” Jackson said.
Jackson developed the online accounting option for the Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting and other new accounting courses that strengthen the business department. He is currently leading the effort to develop certificate programs and move many initiatives forward. As students, faculty and staff moved to an online learning format, Dr. Jackson helped facilitate a smooth transition.
“It was an unusual spring semester that required a lot of coordination to deliver our programs during the pandemic, and he was instrumental in leading faculty during that time,” Willis said.
Prior to his arrival at RSU, Jackson was a tenured faculty member and Graduate Program Director at Northeastern State University. He also spent seven years as the Chief Financial Officer of Ligonier Ministries in Florida.
Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a Master of Accountancy and a PhD in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, as well as several professional financial certifications. Jackson’s academic interests include financial reporting and analysis, management reporting and analysis, and accounting systems.