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Charles JacksonGraduate Program Coordinator

Charles E. Jackson currently serves as the graduate program coordinator for the Department of African American Studies. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in public administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. His research interests include African and African American history, U.S. constitutional law, sustainable governance, and climate change’s impact on growth management.

Before arriving to Emory, Charles spent the last 23 years as the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program manager for the Florida Education Fund (FEF). In that role, Charles helped shepherd hundreds of African American and Hispanic PhD students through their doctoral programs by administering financial, moral, developmental, and professional support critical for their matriculation and post-doctoral success. Prior to his tenure with the FEF, Charles worked as a legislative aide in the Florida State Senate promulgating legislative priorities and managing constituent services.

Charles is married with two adult children. He enjoys time with family. Charles is also an avid video gamer, unashamed science fiction geek, and a well-informed political aficionado.