Karen Terrell Jackson

Assistant Professor

Karen Terrell Jackson
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College of Education

Leadership Studies & Adult Ed

Proctor Hall 142
Ph.D.Educational Research and Policy Analysis / North Carolina State University
MEDEducational Curriculum and Instruction (CIS Math) / The University of Southern Mississippi
B.S.Chemistry / The University of Southern Mississippi

Research Interests

Karen T. Jackson is an assistant professor, in the Leadership Studies and Adult Education department at North Carolina A&T State University. She teaches research methods, ethics and decision making, policy, and leadership for community and civic engagement courses and facilitates dissertation development. Her work is grounded in complex systems theory, transformative leadership theory and social justice. She brings a deep understanding of community engagement, social science research and evaluation methods and societal implications of inequity to her research.

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Recent Publications

  • Karen Jackson (2023). (Race and Institutional Effectiveness in Higher Education). (Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education) Oxford University Press.
  • Karen Jackson, Sydney Richardson, Jennifer Moss-Breen, (2022). (Enacting a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice emphasis in graduate and professional leadership education). 176, pp. 75-87. New Directions for Student Leadership.
  • Anna Lee, Maya Corneille, Karen Jackson, Bahby Banks, Sherrice Allen, Robin Coger-Simmons, Margaret Kanipes-Spinks, Stephanie Luster-Teasley (2022). (Narratives of Black Women STEM Faculty: Breaking Barriers to Promote Institutional Transformation at HBCUs). (1) 3, pp. 36. ADVANCE Journal.
  • Anna Lee, Maya Corneille, Karen Jackson, Bahby Banks (2021). (Pathways to Institutional Transformation at HBCUS: Recommendations from HBCU Black Women STEM Faculty. ). (4) 1, pp. 1-18. SN Social Sciences .
  • Maya Corneille, Anna Lee, Kimberly Harris, Karen Jackson, M Covington (2020). (Developing Culturally and Structurally Responsive Approaches to STEM Education to Advance Education Equity. ). (1) 89, pp. 48-57. Journal of Negro Education.
  • Karen Jackson, Sylvia Burgess, Forrest Toms, Ernest Cuthbertson (2018). (Community Engagement: Using Feedback Loops to Empower Residents and Influence Systemic Change in Culturally Diverse Communities). In Scott Wituk, PhD, (2) 9, pp. 21. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice.
  • Karen Jackson, Penny Wallin, Anna Lee (2017). (Educators Voices from Integrated Writing and Problem Solving Common Core Workshop). (3) 2, Journal of Research Initiatives.
  • Karen Jackson (2014). ( Innovation in Education: Mastery Learning and Computer-based Technology in Developmental Mathematics). Learning Matters/Durham Technical Community College.
  • Matthew Militello, Lisa Bass, Karen Jackson (2013). (How Data Are Used and Misused in Schools: Perceptions from Teachers and Principals.). (3) 2013, pp. 98-120. Education Sciences.
  • Thomas Alsbury, Karen Jackson (2013). (Teacher Perspectives of Reform in a Small, Rural American School of Historically Finnish Culture: Cultural Transformations). In E. Limonene & R. Nevalainen, (In E. Limonene & R. Nevalainen (Eds.),Transforming Teachers' Work Globally: In Search of a Better Way for Schools and Their Communities) Sense Publishers.