Cora Jackson

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Cora Jackson's professional training is deeply rooted in the field of Social Work where she has gained over 27 years of direct and indirect practice experience serving families and developing community resources. Dr. Jackson has worked in various practice arenas including mental health, medical social work, Head Start, child welfare, non-profit consultations, and academia. Over the past thirteen years, she has served as an Instructor and Field Director training both BSW and MSW students about the fundamentals of Social Work and supervised graduate level social work students in their field practicum from several universities including the University of Alabama and Baylor University. Dr. Jackson has been with Walden's Barbara Solomon School of Social Work program in the college of Social & Behavioral Sciences as a Contributing faculty member since 2018. Most recently in May 2023, Dr. Jackson moved to the Core Faculty role where she enjoys engaging students and building opportunities for social change.

Courses Taught

SOCW 6002 - Changing Lives, Changing Society: Introduction to Social Work


DSW, Tulane University

MSW, Mississippi Valley State University

BSW, Delta State University

Public Service

West Bolivar Consolidated School District Community Engagement Committee, Committee Member - Shaw

Delta Hands for Hope, Board of Directors - Shaw

Awards / Honors

Individual Merit Award, Missisippi Conference on Social Welfare, 2015

AL/MS Social Work Education Field Director of the Year, AL/ MS Social Work Education Conference, 2014

Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Delta State University, 2015

Phi Alpha National Honor Society, Tulane University, 2018


Jackson, C. (2018). From Backpacks to Briefcases: Finding Your Niche as a Professional. Baccalaureate Program Directors

Jackson, C. (2017). Understanding the Social Determinants of Poverty: A Review of Systemic Challenges. Delta Hands for Hope & St. Andrews Epistiple School

Donahoe, J., Jackson, C., Gaddis, A. (2017). Advancing Social Justice Using Simulative Education and Research. Council on Social Work Education

Jackson, C. (2018). Let's DANCE. Mississippi Valley State University

Jackson, C. (2018). Ethics: Its Everybody's Business. Our House Domestic Violence Shelter