Teacher Education Faculty Spotlight

Spotlight on Debbie Jackson

Dr. Debbie Jackson

Teacher Education Faculty Spotlight: Debbie Jackson 

Brief Bio

Dr. Debbie K. Jackson is an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University. Dr. Jackson taught chemistry, physics, and physical science in two different high schools before joining the faculty at CSU in 2004. 

At Cleveland State University, teaching and partnerships are the focus of Dr. Jackson's efforts. Dr. Jackson has extensive experience in curriculum redesign within the teacher education programs and in STEM education. She is currently serving as Program Coordinator for Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) and K-12 Foreign Language teacher licensure programs and teaches and supervises students in the AYA program for mathematics and science teachers. Dr. Jackson also is a co-principal investigator for several grants related to STEM education, teacher preparation, project-based instruction and computer science education. 

Dr. Jackson serves as the Network leader for the Metropolitan Cleveland Consortium for STEM Regional Ohio STEM Learning Network Hub and Co-Director of the Center for Innovation in STEM Education.


Professional Experience

Faculty Fellow, MC2STEM High School, 2015-present 
Co-Director, Metropolitan Cleveland Consortium for STEM, Regional Hub of the Ohio STEM Learning Network, 2012-present 
Co-Director, Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE), 2012-present 
Co-Director, Project CREATE, Curriculum Redesign Effort Advancing Teacher Education, 2012-present 
Associate Director for Education and Training for the Cleveland State University Transportation Center, 2009-present


Honors and Awards 

Cleveland State University Faculty Service Award, 2017 

Health Affinity Professionals Community Faculty of the Year, April 2016 

Cleveland State University Merit Award, 2013-2017


5 Interesting Things about Dr. Debbie Jackson

1.       What is your favorite movie - Top Gun

2.       What is your favorite musician - I don’t have a favorite, I like all types of music

3.       What is your favorite restaurant - Breakfast restaurants; I enjoy going out for breakfast

4.       What is your favorite activity outside of work - being with my three kids (Owen, 12, Caitlynn, 11, and Lauren, 7)

5.       My hidden talent is… I don’t think I have a hidden talent….