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Jerome Alan Jackson

Jerome Alan Jackson, American biological scientist, educator, researcher. Recipient Excellence in Science Teaching award Mississippi Science Teachers Association, 1992, Outstanding Community Environmental award Southwire Company, 1993, Outstanding Contribution to Science in Mississippi award Mississippi Academy of Sciences, 1990; named Man of Year, Inland Bird Banding Association, 1976.


  • Jackson, Jerome Alan was born on February 4, 1943 in Fort Benning, Georgia, United States. Son of Wayne Clark and Phyllis Mae (Monroe) Jackson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kansas, 1970.


    • Instructor biology West High School, Bakersfield, California, 1965-1966. Assistant professor department zoology Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, 1970-1974, associate professor, 1974-1979, curator of birds, 1970-1999, curator of mammals, 1987-1999, professor department biological science, 1979-1999. Whitaker eminent scholar in science, program director Whitaker Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Fort Myers, Florida, since 1999.

      President Eco-Inventory Studies, Inc., Mississippi State, since 1988. Co-host Mississippi Outdoors, WCBI television, Columbus, Mississippi, since 1988. Scientist, expedition to Cuba, National Geographic Society, 1988.

      Short term technical advisor in Indonesia, Academy for Education Development/United States Agency International Development, 1994.



    The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.


    The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and also to learn and grow.


    Trustee North America Loon Fund, 1986-1989. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Ornithologists Union, Explorers Club. Member Wilson Ornithological Society (president 1983-1985, editor Wilson Bulletin 1974-1978), Association Field Ornithologists (editor journal., vice president 1997-1999, president 1999-2001), Mississippi Ornithological Society (editor Mississippi Kite 1976-1999, president 1971-1972), Florida Ornithological Society.



    Flying, diving, photography.


    • Married Nancy Ann Niemann, August 7, 1965 (divorced March 1983). Children: Jerome Alan, Paul Clark, Ann Christine, Peter Michael. Married Bette Jean Schardien, March 12, 1984.

      Children: Steven Brent, Matthew Clifford.
    • father: Wayne Clark Jackson
    • mother: Phyllis Mae (Monroe) Jackson
    • spouses: Nancy Ann Niemann
    • Bette Jean Schardien
    • children: Jerome Alan Jackson
    • Paul Clark Jackson
    • Ann Christine Jackson
    • Peter Michael Jackson
    • Steven Brent Jackson
    • Matthew Clifford Jackson
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    Born February 4, 1943
    (age 74)
    • 1965
      Iowa State University
    • 1970
      University Kansas
    • 1965 - 1966
      Instructor, sfield
      California, United States
    • 1965 - 1966
      Baker, sfield
      California, United States
    • 1970 - 1974
      assistant, professor department zoology Mississippi State University
      Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States
    • 1970 - 1999
      assistant, professor department zoology Mississippi State University
    • 1987 - 1999
      assistant, professor department zoology Mississippi State University
    • 1999
      Whitaker eminent scholar, Whitaker Center for Science
      Fort Myers, Florida, United States
    • 1999
      program director, Whitaker Center for Science
      Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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