Department of History and Political Science

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)

Contact Info

515 Orr Dr.
462 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: (850)599-3447
F: (850)599-3950