Ge­or­gia Perime­ter Col­lege names new Vice Pres­i­dent for Aca­demic Af­fairs

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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.


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