Robert Jackson

The King's College

Biography

Trained as an English teacher with an emphasis on testing (Ph.D., Florida State University), Robert L. Jackson came to The King’s College in January 2001.  He began directing the fledgling English as a Second Language program, but eventually hired and trained his replacement.  During his tenure at TKC, his zeal for the college classroom drew him away from administration and into full-time classroom service. Today, his teaching repertoire includes classes in literature, research writing, interdisciplinary seminars, and the history of education.  Dr. Jackson currently coordinates a 5-course concentration on the Foundations of Education, a close examination of the origins and development of Western education.  His research interests include the progressive education movement, classical pedagogies, science education in public schools, and the place of poetry in language instruction.