Melissa Jackson

Melissa Jackson

Phone: 678-839-6512 | Fax: 678-839-4849


Office: Pafford Social Science Building 304-B

Hours: Monday/Wednesday


Melissa Dickson Jackson is a poet and feature writer. She has published two collections of poetry, Cameo (2011) and Sweet Aegis, Medusa Poems (2013). Recent poems can be found in Shenandoah, North American Review, Bitter Southerner, Southern Humanities Review, Cumberland River Review, Southern Women's Review, Literary Mama, and Gravy from the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi. She is a frequent contributor to Newnan/Coweta Magazine. Her feature on Heard County fortune teller Mayhayley Lancaster will appear in the September issue of NCM. She is a mother of four young children and caregiver for an invalid parent.


  • B.F.A., Fine Arts, Painting, Auburn University, 1992
  • M.F.A., Studio Arts, School of Visual Arts, 1995
  • M.F.A., Creative and Professional Writing, Converse College, 2012

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • ENGL-1101 (English Composition I)