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Dr. Sherri Jackson

Dr. Sherri Jackson

Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs, Professor of Psychology

Academic Affairs

Email address  sjackso@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7212
Resume or CV  Curriculum Vitae
Office location  Howard Building

Professor Sherri Jackson has been a member of the Psychology Department at Jacksonville University for the past 30 years, joining the JU family in 1988. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Dr. Jackson is a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Psi Chi International Honor Society, and the Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Leadership Society.

During her tenure at JU, she has won numerous faculty awards, including Professor of the Year (2004), University Woman of the Year (2005), University Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Professional Activity (2003), University Award for Excellence in University Service (2004) and (2016), University Award for Excellence in Teaching (2009), University Institutional Advancement Award (2008), and the Social Sciences Outstanding Service Award (2009). Dr. Jackson was a finalist for a prestigious Jacksonville EVE award in 2013 and a recipient of Jacksonville Business Journal's Women of Influence Award in 2018.

Her service contributions to JU are numerous, but most significantly, she has served as Chair of the Faculty, 2002-2005 and 2015-2017, Vice-Chair of the Faculty, 2007-2009, Interim Dean of the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts, 2014-2015, Chair of the Division of Social Sciences, 2010-2018, and Vice-Provost beginning in June 2018.

She is the author of four textbooks that have been adopted at colleges and universities nationally and internationally—Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach, now in its fifth edition, Statistics: Plain and Simple now in its fourth edition, Research Methods: A Modular Approach now in its third edition, and the final textbook in her tetralogy, A Concise Guide to Statistical Analyses Using Excel, SPSS, and the Ti84 Calculator. She is also now co-authoring the upcoming sixth edition of the very successful introductory text, Psychology: A Concise Introduction. She has edited or authored four teaching resource books, 16 textbook supplements, and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, including 19 in the Teaching of Psychology.

Her current research interest is the teaching of psychology, especially the introductory, research methods, and statistics courses.

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Florida (1988)
  • M.S., Psychology, University of Florida (1986)
  • B.A, Psychology, North Adams State College (now Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts) (1984)

​Fields Of Study

  • Thinking and reasoning
  • Teaching of psychology
  • Textbook research

​Courses Taught

  • Introductory Psychology (PSYC 201)
  • Quantitative Methods (Statistics) (PSYC 211)
  • Research Methods & Statistics I (PSYC 311)
  • Research Methods & Statistics II (PSYC 411WI)

​Awards

  • Jacksonville Business Journal Women of Influence Award, 2018
  • Jacksonville University Award for Excellence in University Service, 2016
  • EVE Award Finalist in Education Category, 2013
  • Jacksonville University Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
  • Jacksonville University Institutional Advancement Award, 2008
  • Jacksonville University Woman of the Year, 2005
  • Jacksonville University Professor of the Year, 2004
  • Jacksonville University Award for Excellence in University Service, 2004
  • Jacksonville University Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Professional Activity, 2003

Publications

Textbooks

Jackson, S.L. (2017). Statistics Plain and Simple, 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth.

Jackson, S.L. (2014). Statistics Plain and Simple, 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth

Jackson, S.L. (2010). Statistics Plain and Simple, 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth

Jackson, S.L. (2005). Statistics Plain and Simple, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.

Jackson, S.L. (2016). Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach, 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth.

Jackson, S.L. (2012). Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach, 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth.

Jackson, S.L. (2009). Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach, 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth.

Jackson, S.L. (2006). Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach, 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Jackson, S.L. (2003). Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Jackson, S.L. (2015). Research Methods: A Modular Approach, 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.

Jackson, S.L. (2011). Research Methods: A Modular Approach, 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Jackson, S.L. (2008). Research Methods: A Modular Approach. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Jackson, S.L. (2012). A Concise Guide to Statistical Analyses Using Excel, SPSS, and the TI-84 Calculator. Belmont, CA: Cengage/Wadsworth.

Teaching Resource Books

Jackson, S.L. & Griggs, R.A. (Eds.) 2012. Teaching statistics and research methods: Tips from ToP. E-book retrievable from the American Psychological Association's Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site: http://teachpsych.org/resources/ebooks/stats2012/index.php

Griggs, R.A. & Jackson, S.L. (Eds). (2011). Teaching introductory psychology. Tips from ToP. E-book retrievable from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site: http://teachpsych.org/resources/e-books/tips2011/index.php

Jackson, S.L., Griggs, R.A., Koenig, C.S., Christopher, A.M. & Marek, P. (2000). A compendium of introductory psychology textbooks, 1997-2000. Distributed on disk by Office of Teaching Resourches, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, APA and online at http://www.lemoyne.edu/OTRP/introtexts.html

Jackson, S.L., Griggs, R.A., Christopher, A.N., & Marek, P. (1999). A compendium of introductory psychology textbooks, 1996-1999 Distributed on disk by Office of Teaching Resources, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, American Psychological Association. [Funded by an inaugural Instructional Research Award to Sherri L. Jackson from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.]

Selected Journal Articles

Griggs, R.A. & Jackson, S.L. (2017). Open introductory psychology textbooks: Prose and qualms. Teaching of Psychology, 44, 193-202.

Griggs, R.A., & Jackson, S.L. (2017, October, in press). Studying open versus traditional textbook effects on students' course performance: Confounds abound. Teaching of Psychology, 44.

Griggs, R.A. & Jackson, S.L. (2013). Brief introductory psychology textbooks: An objective analysis update. Teaching of Psychology, 40, 268-273.

Jackson, S.L. & Griggs, R.A. (2013). Psych Lite: Great price, less filling Teaching of Psychology, 40, 217-221.

Griggs, R.A. & Jackson, S.L. (2013). Introductory psychology textbooks: An objective analysis update. Teaching of Psychology, 40, 163-168.