Ph.D., MSW, Clark Atlanta University; BSW, Tuskegee University
Social work field education; youth transitioning from foster care
Dr. Jackson is a licensed clinical social worker and founder of the National Social Work Enrichment Program (NSEP). Through a six-week summer academy, NSEP exposes foster youth to the field of social work as a potential career, while also helping them develop life skills that are critical to their success as adults. Dr. Jackson was recognized by the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers as Georgia’s 2008–2009 Social Worker of the Year for her work with foster youth. Dr. Jackson has more than seven years of experience sharing her passion for social work education as a clinical assistant professor and director of field education. She has taught across the social work curriculum. She joined the Walden faculty in 2013 as the director of field education for the MSW program.