Dr. Jackson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His graduate research focuses on 19th Century Spanish Peninsular Literature. Although he currently teaches introductory Spanish language courses, Dr. Jackson has also taught courses on various topics that deal with Spanish society and culture, including immigration and LGBTQ representation in literature and the media. Other courses taught by Dr. Jackson, such as first-year seminars, have encouraged student-led conversations on perspective and race in the United States. Dr. Jackson is also interested in exploring new ways of incorporating these topics in introductory Spanish language courses.