Texas Tech University

Dimitra L. Jackson

College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership

Dimitra Jackson Dr. Dimitra L. Jackson is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. She teaches in the higher education program, and her classes focus on student development and higher education research.

In 2010 professor Jackson earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy with an emphasis in higher education administration from Iowa State University. Her research interests include:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and preparation
  • student achievement, transition and socialization

Professor Jackson's dissertation, "Transfer students in STEM majors: Gender differences in the socialization factors that influence academic and social adjustment," received honorable mention from the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students in 2010. It was named Dissertation of the Year in 2011 by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, which is a branch of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Professor Jackson has spent a number of years working with students in the academic environment and has served in many positions that have focused on student success and achievement. Prior to coming to Texas Tech University, professor Jackson was a postdoctoral research associate in the Office of Community College Research and Policy at Iowa State University. Additionally, she served as an instructor for the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies as well as an undergraduate student supervisor.

In 2003 professor Jackson received her Bachelor of Science in psychology at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In 2005 she obtained a Master of Education in educational leadership and policy with an emphasis in student affairs from Iowa State University.