Dr. Jackson has been the Dean of the Allied Health Professions School at Loma Linda University since 2002. Prior to his appointment as dean, Dr. Jackson was an associate professor and one of three founding faculty of the MSW program in the Department of Social Work (now the Department of Social work and Social Ecology) in the Graduate School (now the School of Behavioral Health). He worked as a pediatric social worker, program director of Family Recovery Center, a chemical dependence treatment clinic, and later became assistant director and Director of Social Work at the Medical Center.
Dr. Jackson is a graduate of the School of Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California.
During his tenure as dean, Dr. Jackson has traveled extensively throughout the world on behalf of Loma Linda University and the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists consulting with various colleges and universities in the development of allied health related programs.
He has been instrumental in helping establish new and needed Allied Health programs including a one-of-a-kind Rehabilitation Technician Program in Haiti in the wake of their devastating earthquake and he was instrumental in establishing respiratory care education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also involved in health and mental health education in the Czech Republic and the Republic of Slovakia and other countries.
He has overseen the establishment of many new cutting edge Allied Health Professions related programs at the School of Allied Health Professions and has been involved with the development of the new San Manuel Gateway College set to open in 2016, in nearby San Bernardino, California.
Dr Jackson is an active member of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, an organization for administrators, educators, and others who were concerned with critical issues affecting allied health education.