Tommy Jackson, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.A.

After three years in the NFL, Dr. Jackson transitioned into a career in education. Prior to his current role, Dr. Jackson served as the Director of Advising Services (University College) at Kennesaw State University, where he also created and managed the academic support program for Kennesaw State Football.  Dr. Tommy Jackson is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs at the University of West Georgia.  He holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education with Higher Education Administration, a M.Ed. in Adult Education, and a B.A. in Public Administration from Auburn University. Additionally, Dr. Jackson holds an M.B.A. and M.P.A. from Kennesaw State University. Dr. Jackson’s research interests include examining barriers to college student success; other areas include education finance and student-athlete development.      

  • B.A., Public Administration, Auburn University, 2005
  • M.Ed., Adult Education, Auburn University, 2011
  • Ph.D., Adult Education with Higher Education Administration, Auburn University, 2013
  • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration, Kennesaw State University, 2015
  • M.P.A., Master of Public Administration, Kennesaw State University, 2015

Fall 2020 Sections

  • HESA-6172 (Theories of Collg Stud Develop) Section: E01
  • HESA-9211 (Organizational Theory) Section: E01
  • HESA-9218 (Higher Ed Finance & Advancemen) Section: E01
  • HESA-9999 (Dissertation) Section: E03

Summer 2020 Sections

  • CEPD-7145 (Advocacy and Leadership) Section: E02
  • CEPD-9217 (Diversity Issues in Higher Ed) Section: E01

Spring 2020 Sections

  • CEPD-6175 (Student Affairs Practicum) Section: E01
  • CEPD-6176 (Campus Crisis, Eth, Legal Iss) Section: 01
  • CEPD-9215 (Adv Legal Iss and Policy Analy) Section: E01

Fall 2019 Sections

  • CEPD-6172 (Theories of College Stu Dev) Section: 01
  • CEPD-9211 (Organizational Theory) Section: E01
  • CEPD-9218 (HIgher Education Finance & Adv) Section: E01