Tommy Jackson, PhD, MBA, MPA, MEd, TESOL

Dr. Tommy Jackson is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration and College Student Affairs at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Jackson is a TED Research and Policy Fellow off-campus this year working to develop language for name, image, and likeness legislation. Dr. Jackson's research interests include the NCAA's economic relationship with student-athletes, higher education policy, finance, and law. He holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education with Higher Education Administration, an M.Ed. in Adult Education, and a BA in Public Administration from Auburn University. Additionally, Dr. Jackson holds an MBA and MPA from Kennesaw State University. Dr. Jackson will complete his law degree in 2023 and pass the bar exam shortly after graduation. After three years in the NFL, Dr. Jackson transitioned into a career in education. Before his current role, Dr. Jackson served as the Director of Advising Services (University College) at Kennesaw State University. He also created and directed the academic support program for Kennesaw State Football.

  • 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
  • J.D., Juris Doctor, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University, 2023

Fall 2022 Sections

Summer 2022 Sections

Spring 2022 Sections

Fall 2021 Sections

Summer 2021 Sections

Spring 2021 Sections

Fall 2020 Sections

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

Jackson, Tommy E. "Delaware." Journal of Education Finance 46, no. 3 (2021): 260-262. muse.jhu.edu/article/786657. [View Publication External Resource]

Jackson, Tommy E., and Tamela C. Thomas. "Colorado." Journal of Education Finance 46, no. 3 (2021): 254-256. muse.jhu.edu/article/786655. [View Publication External Resource]

Jackson, Tommy E. "Washington." Journal of Education Finance 46, no. 3 (2021): 372-373. muse.jhu.edu/article/786696. [View Publication External Resource]

Buckman, David G., and Tommy E. Jackson. "Addressing the Gender Pay Gap: The Influence of Female and Male Dominant Disciplines on Gender Pay Equity." Journal of Education Finance 47, no. 1 (2021): 71-91. muse.jhu.edu/article/806387. [View Publication External Resource]

Jackson, T., Smith, S. and Varga, M. (2021). Critical Policy Analysis: NCAA Bylaw 12. Journal of Education Finance. [View Publication External Resource]

Buckman, David G., and Tommy Jackson. "Georgia." Journal of Education Finance 43, no. 3 (2018): 246-248. muse.jhu.edu/article/690098. [View Publication External Resource]