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educator , researcher , biological scientist

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.


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 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.


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


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.


  • Other Interests

    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.

Wayne Clark Jackson

Phyllis Mae (Monroe) Jackson

Nancy Ann Niemann

Bette Jean Schardien

Jerome Alan Jackson

Paul Clark Jackson

Ann Christine Jackson

Peter Michael Jackson

Steven Brent Jackson

Matthew Clifford Jackson