Cora Jackson

Contributing 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 22 years of direct practice experience serving families and communities. Dr. Jackson has worked in various practice areas including mental health, medical social work, Head Start, child welfare and academia. For the past eight years, she has served as an Instructor and Field Director training bachelor level students about the fundamentals of Social Work and supervising graduate level social work students in their field practicum. Dr. Jackson has currently joined Walden as a Contributing Faculty member in the Social Work.

Courses Taught

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


BSW, Delta State University

MSW, Mississippi Valley State University

Public Service

West Bolivar Consolidated School District, Volunteer - 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