UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson will be presented the Alumni Achievement Award from the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University on Friday, Oct. 27.
Jackson is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Jackson also is director and chief research scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
As the highest alumni distinction given by Iowa State’s College of Human Sciences, the Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni for meritorious service and/or distinguished achievements in areas such as business and industry, education, family and consumer sciences and health.
Five awards are given to deserving individuals who have made an impact within their world. These alums are carrying out the vision of the College of Human Sciences on an everyday basis. Whether working in our schools, universities, or non-profit organizations, they are expanding human potential and improving people's lives.
Jackson previously received from Iowa State the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the School of Education and the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the Alumni Association in 2004 and 2012 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in higher education in 2000 from Iowa State University, is a life member of the Alumni Association, and a member of the Order of the Knoll (President’s Circle).
Since 2000, Jackson has been on the faculty at UW-Madison.
Nominators for the Alumni Achievement Award referred to Jackson as the preeminent scholar in research on workforce diversity and workplace discrimination in higher education. He has more than 100 publications and secured more than $10 million in external funding.