The DDCE Fall Lecture Series will be held on Friday, November 1, featuring Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson, the Vilas Distinguished Professor in Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jackson will speak on “Ethnic and Racial Administrative Diversity: Understanding Work Life Realities and Experiences in Higher Education.” The lecture will be held in Main 212 from 11:30-1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Jackson also serves as the coordinator for the Higher, Postsecondary, and Continuing Education Program and as a faculty affiliate for Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education. In addition, he founded and serves as director and chief research scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei Lab).
Jackson’s central research interest has been to explore workforce diversity and workplace discrimination in higher education. More recently, he has focused on interventions designed to broaden participation for underrepresented groups in the scientific workforce. He is credited with over 100 publications, 175 presentations, and has published the following books: Introduction to American Higher Education for Routledge (2010), Ethnic and Racial Administrative Diversity: Understanding Work Life Realities and Experiences in Higher Education for Jossey Bass (2009); Strengthening the African American Educational Pipeline: Informing Research, Policy, and Practice for SUNY-Albany Press (2007); and Toward Administrative Reawakening: Creating and Maintaining Safe College Campuses for Stylus Publishing (2007).