Company: University of Hawaii
Location: Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States
Miles Merrill Jackson, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Hawaii, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in communications and higher education.
Utilizing more than 60 years of professional experience, Dr. Jackson is an esteemed educator, academic administrator and consultant who has been serving the University of Hawaii in multiple capacities since 1975. Hired as a professor, a role he still holds today, he also served as chairman of the interdisciplinary program in communications and information sciences from 1985 to 1989 and as dean from 1983 to 1995. Prior to these illustrious roles, he served the State University of New York at Geneseo as an associate professor, Clark Atlanta University as chief librarian in the Trevor Arnett Library, and Hampton University as assistant professor of library science and librarian in the C.P. Huntington Memorial Library. He commenced his career as a branch librarian at the Free Library in 1955, a position he held for three years.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Jackson was a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Tehran in Iran and a librarian and consultant for such governments as Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and Pakistan. Earlier in his career, he served as commissioner of the Hawaii Library Commission and board chairman of Hawaii Literature, Inc. Civically, he maintained involvement with the Democratic Party of Hawaii, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Hawaii Government’s Council on Literary and the YMCA. Demonstrating versatility in his profession, he has also acted as an editor of multiple books and member of the editorial boards of several journals, as well as the executive producer of the documentary film “Holding Fast the Dream.” In addition, he has served as a columnist for “Mahogany: Covering People of Color” since 1999 and was the former president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education.
Dr. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Virginia Union University, a Master of Science from Drexel University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in communications from Syracuse University. Named Honolulu Citizen of the Year by Alpha Phi Alpha in 2010, he has garnered multiple accolades during his tenure. The recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Honolulu chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, he also received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Virginia Union University, the Harold Lancour Foreign Travel Award from Beta Phi Mu, and several grants from the American Philosophical Society and Hawaii Council for the Humanities. He is also a former Council on Library Resources Fellow and former visiting fellow of the Republic of China. Impressively, he has been highlighted in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in the West.
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