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Department of History and Political Science
515 Orr Dr.
462 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

David H. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate College
Professor of History


Office: Tucker Hall, Room 469

Phone: (850) 599-3505

Email: david.jackson@famu.edu

website: http://drdavidhjackson.com/

Fields of interest:
  • African American History since 1865
  • Ancient Africa with emphasis on Egypt
  • Latin America with emphasis on Brazil
FAMU positions:
  • Associate Provost for Graduate Education, 2015-present
  • Dean of the Graduate College, 2015-present
  • Department Chairman, History, Political Science/Public Administration, Geography and African American Studies, 2005-2015
  • Professor of History, 2004-present
  • Associate Professor of History (Tenured, 2003), 2000-2004
  • Assistant Professor of History, 1997-2000
Education:
  • Ph.D., History, The University of Memphis
  • M.A.S.S., Public Administration, Florida A&M University
  • B.S., History Education (magna cum laude), Florida A&M University
Courses Taught:
  • AMH 2010 - U.S. History to 1865
  • AMH 2020 - U.S. History since 1865
  • AMH 2091 - Introduction to African American History
  • AFA 3104  - The African American Experience
  • AMH 3571 - African American History to 1865
  • AMH 3572 - African American History since 1865
  • AMH 4573 - Black Americans in the 20th Century
  • AFH 4100  - History of Africa to 1600
  • AFH 4200  - History of Africa since 1600
  • SSE 3360  - Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School
  • PAD 4024  - Administrative Theory and Problems
  • AFS 5151  - Life and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa (graduate course)
  • AMH 5409 - Problems in the History of the South (graduate course)
  • ISS 6305   -  Research Methods (graduate course)
Publications (books):
  • Jackson, Jr., David H. Booker T. Washington and the Struggle against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours, 1908-1912 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; paperback edition, 2009)
  • Jackson, Jr., David H. & Canter Brown, eds., Go-Sound the Trumpet! Selections in Florida’s African American History (Tampa: University of Tampa Press, 2005)
  • Jackson, Jr., David H., et.al., eds., Retrieving the American Past: A Collection of Readings in African-American History (Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2004)
  • Jackson, Jr., David H. A Chief Lieutenant of the Tuskegee Machine: Charles Banks of Mississippi (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002; paperback edition, 2008)
  • Jackson, Jr., David H., et.al., eds., The African American Experience (Boston: McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing, 2001)
Honors & Awards:
  • Beta Lambda Kappa International Honor Society, (Charter Member, February 6, 2014)
  • Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, (OAH, 2014-2015)
  • “Equity Award (2013),” American Historical Association, (AHA, January 2, 2014)
  • #1 Member of the Year, Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc., (SCAASI, 2013)
  • Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Lecturer, Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH, 2012-2013)
  • Recognized as “Outstanding Alumni of the Quasquicentennial,” 125th Anniversary (FAMU, November 9, 2012)
  • Recognized as one of “25 Leaders to Know” for 2012 by the Tallahassee Capital Outlook March 1-7, 2012
  • Enshrined into College of Arts and Sciences Gallery of Distinction (FAMU, 2011)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Leadership Development/Citizen Education Institute (2011)
  • Teacher of the Year (FAMU, 2009-2010)
  • Research Excellence Award (FAMU, 2010)
  • Father of the Year (Live Communications, Inc., 2010)
  • Co-#1 Member of the Year, Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc., (SCAASI, 2010)
  • The Moses G. Miles Brother of the Year Award, Gamma Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (2009)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, (FAMU, 2008)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Graduate Association for African American History (University of Memphis, 2006)
  • Advanced Teacher of the Year (FAMU, 2005-2006)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, FAMU Student Government Association (2005)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of  Historic Preservation, Acquisition and Development Grant Reviewer, (2005)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Kappa Iota Chapter (2004)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, FAMU Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program (2003 & 2004)
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Multiple Year Honoree (2002)
  • Rattler Pride Award for Outstanding Community Leader (FAMU, 1999-2000)
  • Teacher of the Year (FAMU, 1999-2000)
  • Outstanding Young Men of America (1998)
  • Most Influential Teacher (Watkins Overton High School, 1995-1996 & 1996-1997)
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society (Epsilon Nu Chapter, Univ. of Memphis, 1994)
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (Univ. of Memphis, 1994)
  • Delores A. Auzenne Fellow (FAMU, 1990-1991)
  • Gold Key National Honor Society (FAMU, 1990)
  • White and Gold Honor Society (FAMU, 1989)
  • Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society (FAMU, Kappa Iota Chapter)
  • Certificate of Scholarship (FAMU, 1988)
  • Certificate of Academic Excellence (FAMU, 1990)
  • Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in History (FAMU, 1988)
  • Who’s Who among American College Students (FAMU, 1990-1991)
  • National Dean’s List.Appointed: University Press of Florida Advisory Board, 2007
Boards:
  • Florida Humanities Council (2015-Present)
  • Florida Historical Society (2014-Present)
  • Center for Global Security and International Affairs (2009-2014)
  • Leon County 2010 Census Complete Count Committee (2009-2010)
  • University Press of Florida, Editorial Advisory Board Member (2006-Present)
  • The GRIOT, Editorial Board Member (2005-2008)
  • Beta Nu Alumni Housing Foundation, Inc., Vice-President (2005-2012)
  • Florida Historical Commission (2002-2003)
  • National Alliance for Equity in Higher Education (2002-2003)
  • Historic Mound Bayou Foundation (2001-2005)
  • Florida National Register Review Board (2000-2003)
  • John G. Riley House Museum and Resource Center of African American History and Culture, Chairman, Board of Directors (2000-2015)
University Service:
  • Search/Screening Committee for Special Assistant to the President for Anti-Hazing, 2012
  • On-line Course Committee, 2011-present
  • Faculty Senator, College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, 2006-2015
  • Faculty Senator, College of Arts and Sciences, 2006-2012
  • Search/Screening Committee, Director of University Libraries, 2012
  • Black History Month Planning Committee, 2012
  • Selection Committee for Investigator Awards, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014
  • 125th Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee, 2011-2012
  • Provost’s Academic Success Committee, 2011
  • Provost’s Faculty Advisory Network (FAN), 2011
  • Black History Month Committee, Chair, 2011
  • SACS Quality Enhancement Plan Committee, 2009-Present
  • The Graduate Council, 2005-Present
  • University-wide Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2006-2010
  • College of Arts & Science Retention and Progression Committee, 2009-2010
  • College of Arts & Sciences Tenure and Promotion Criteria Revision Committee, 2009-2010
  • FAMU Chapter of the 2010 Census Committee, 2009-2010
  • Secondary Education Teacher Preparation Programs, 2001-2012
  • Committee on candidate knowledge, competence and assessment (NCATE)
  • Graduate Teacher of the Year Committee, 2001
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Faculty Advisor), 2008-2011
  • Black History Month Program Committee, 1998-2015
  • Presidential Search Advisory Committee, 2001-2002
Professional Organizations:
  • American Historical Association (2013-Present)
  • The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (1998-Present)
  • The Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc. (1998-Present; New Members Coordinator, 2010-2011; Vice-President, 2011-2013; President, 2013-2014, Life Member)
  • Mississippi Historical Society (1999-Present)
  • Florida Historical Society (2000-Present)
  • Southern Historical Association (2000-Present)
  • Organization of American Historians (2000-Present)
  • National Council for Black Studies (2012)
  • National Education Association (1994-Present)
Affiliations & Memberships:
  • Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (Alpha Zeta Boule’, 2012)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., (Life Member, FAMU, Beta Nu Chapter, 1988)
  • Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Fraternity (FAMU, Delta Iota Chapter, 1987)
  • Florida A&M University Marching & Symphonic Bands (1986-1990)
  • FAMU National Alumni Association (Life Member, 2012)
  • Marching 100 Alumni Band Association
  • Ahmed Temple #37, Shriner (1988)
  • John G. Riley Consistory #207, 32nd Degree (1988)
  • American Beauty Lodge #858 F&AM, Prince Hall Affiliated (1987)