Tommy Jackson, JD, Ph.D., MBA, MPA

Dr. Tommy Jackson is an Assistant Department Chair in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology, and Assistant Professor. Additionally, Dr. Jackson serves as a Freeman Mathis & Gary Research and Policy Fellow, actively contributing his research expertise to the development of legislation pertaining to name, image, and likeness (NIL).

Dr. Jackson's diverse research interests encompass intricate economic dynamics between the NCAA and student-athletes, as well as areas such as higher education policy, finance, and law.

His academic credentials include a Ph.D., M.Ed., and a BA, all earned at Auburn University. Dr. Jackson continued his education by obtaining an MBA and MPA from Kennesaw State University and a Juris Doctorate from the Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. Prior to his career in academia, he enjoyed a three-year tenure in the National Football League. Prior to the professoriate, Dr. Jackson served as the Director of Advising Services (University College) at Kennesaw State University and established 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 2024 Sections

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Summer 2022 Sections

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Fall 2021 Sections

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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, T., Crumly, J., Rep. Brent Cox, Rep. Trey Rhodes, Rep. Trey Kelley, Rep. Charles Cannon, Rep. Mitchell Scoggins, and Rep. Dewey McClain (2024). HB 1276 - Georgia High School NIL Protection Act. Georgia General Assembly. [View Publication External Resource]

Jackson, Tommy E., Crumly, J., Rhodes, T., (124th), McClain, D., (109th), Collins, J., (71st), Williams, N. (148th) and Douglas, D. (78th). 2023. HB 838 [View Publication (PDF)]

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

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

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