Deidra Jackson
Deidra Jackson
Visiting Instructor of Writing
Lamar Hall B10

Deidra Jackson is a Visiting Instructor of Writing, who joined the department in 2018 after serving two years as a graduate assistant. She has been at the University of Mississippi since 2000, having worked previously as Director of Academic Advising and Instructor of Journalism in the School of Journalism and New Media (2005-2015) and as a Communications Specialist in University Communications (2000-2005). She also is a contributing writer for Inside Higher Ed.

In addition, she has presented research at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and at the UM Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.


Ph.D., The University of Mississippi, Higher Education
Graduate Certification in Program Evaluation, University of Mississippi
M.A., The University of Mississippi, Journalism
B.S., Mississippi University for Women, Journalism and Broadcasting


“Adolescent Civic Involvement and the Great Recession of 2008: Testing the Certainty of Employment,” The Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (forthcoming, Fall 2018) (co-author)

Book review, College Teaching (Forsyth, 2016), accepted in the Journal of Contemporary Research in Education. 

Research Interests

  • Scholarly productivity
  • Faculty writing groups
  • Perceptions and impacts of “publish or perish”
  • Faculty development
  • Qualitative research