Assistant VP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
As assistant vice president for research, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, Jackson leads the development and implementation of the Office of the Vice President for Research DEI strategic plan, which aims to enhance DEI best practices across the research enterprise. She also works to expand DEI research, scholarship and creative practice at U-M.
Jackson joined U-M in 2000. Throughout her career, she has developed and implemented programs that expand opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities in higher education. She helped launch a national association to create research networks for women in mathematics. She also developed the Marjorie Lee Browne Scholars Program at U-M to encourage talented, underrepresented minority undergraduates to pursue doctoral degrees in mathematics.
Jackson received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Her research focuses on developing mathematical approaches to address critical questions associated with tumor progression and targeted molecular therapeutics.