Georgia Perimeter College names new Vice President for Academic Affairs
Longtime Georgia Perimeter College employee Clarence Alan Jackson has been named vice president of academic affairs.
Jackson joined Georgia Perimeter (then DeKalb College) in 1992 as an English instructor at Dunwoody Campus. Jackson was promoted to assistant professor in 1996, associate professor in 2000, and professor in 2005.
Jackson was named dean of humanities at Newton Campus in 2004, then in May assumed duties as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs.
“I am honored and excited about my new position, and look forward to working with President Anthony Tricoli and other administrators, staff, faculty and students,” Jackson said. “This is a tremendous opportunity to carry on the college’s mission of affordability, accessibility, and outstanding teaching.”
Jackson earned a bachelor’s in English from the University of Southern Indiana in 1988, a master’s in English from the University of Dayton in 1990, and a doctorate in English from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1999.
He is the author of “Byron Herbert Reece and the Southern Poetry Tradition,” (Mellen 2001) and co-editor of three books: “Reforming College Composition,” (Greenwood 2000), “Launching Fanny Hill: Essays on the Novel and Its Influence,” (AMS 2003) and “Faithfully Yours: The Letters of Byron Herbert Reece,” (Cherokee 2007).
In his 18 years at the college, Jackson has taught the full complement of English courses, started a tutoring center at the former Rockdale site, served as non-fiction editor of The Chattahoochee Review, and served as Faculty Senate Chair.