Areas of Expertise
Ph.D. The University of New Mexico, NM
M.S. The Grambling State University, LA
B.S. The University of the District of Columbia
Dip. Gonzaga College High School, Washington, DC
Dr. E. Newton Jackson, Jr., serves as the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, in the Office of Academic Affairs. He is a seasoned and successful administrator with over 30 years of hands-on experience in higher education administration including university administration, classroom instruction, service and research. He is considered an energetic, self-motivated and goal-oriented leader with strong time management skills. Dr. Jackson is considered professionally and thoroughly knowledgeable in academic affairs, accreditation, student services, athletics, compliance & certification, logistical planning, budget management, facility and project management. Prior to this appointment, he served UNF as a tenured Professor and Department Chairperson for the Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management unit within the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS). Dr. Jackson came to UNF from Tallahassee, Florida where he most recently held administrative appointments as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education at Florida A&M University, and years earlier as a department chair and also the Interim Director of Athletics for the NCAA D-I member institution. While in Tallahassee, he previously served as Program Coordinator of the Sport Management program at The Florida State University. For nearly two decades, he held a variety of roles at Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. Jackson is considered an authority in sport management. He has held graduate faculty appointments at four different universities (Howard University, FSU, FAMU and UNF). He has published his scholarship in a variety of journals within his field, including the International Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Academic Athletic Journal, The Sport Journal, Quest, Strategies, International Journal of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship, International Sports Journal, and also in the Journal of Research on Minority Affairs, and the Journal of African American Studies. Dr. Jackson holds a solid record of instruction at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels; he has supervised clinical experiences of sport management students; and has served on and chaired numerous master's and doctoral committees (40+) at UNF, Florida State, Florida A&M, and Howard. He has extensive experiences serving as a NCAA Division I Head Coach, additionally; he has various college student affairs experiences along with "creating" a study abroad instruction and global education opportunity for the Florida State University "Global Sport Management Program" over a decade ago in London (United Kingdom) and Paris, France.
2013 AAHPERD National Honor Award.
2013 NAS Fellow.
2013 National Honor Award, Council for Aquatic Professionals, AAPAR.
2011 Southern District Association (SDA) AAHPERD Honor Award.
(Highest award given by the AAHPERD Regional Association, comprising 13 US Southern States)
2011 30th Annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture, NAKPEHE, (January) Orlando, FL.
2010 Award of Appreciation, African American Student Union, University of North Florida.
2010 Certificate of Appreciation, Sport History, Philosophy, and Sociology Academy of NASPE.
2009 Florida AHPERDS, Education Leadership Association Outstanding Professional Leader Award.
2008 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Conference Championships (NCAA D-I),
Male Diving Coach of the Year.
2007 Research Fellow, Research Consortium, AAHPERD.
2007 Edwin Bancroft Henderson Award, Social Justice & Diversity Committee, AAHPERD Committee
(Highest award given by this AAHPERD Committee)
2006 Florida AHPERD “Peter Everett Honor Award”
(Highest award given by the State-wide association, Florida AHPERD)
NAACP, Tallahassee Branch, 2004 Black Achiever’s Award.
Southern District Association – AAHPERD “2004 Ethnic Minority Award.”
FLORIDA AHPERD – 2003 Sport Educator of the Year Award.
Nominee, 2003 Florida State University Greek Life NPHC Advisor’s Award
Nominee, 2002 FSU Faculty Seminole Leadership Award
Keynote Speaker, Florida A&M University, College of Education, Graduation –
Apple Pinning Ceremony, Tallahassee, FL., December 2005.
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A)
International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport & Dance (ICHPER-SD) (Life Member)
American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD) (Life Member)
Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (FAHPERD)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
National Association of Kinesiology, Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE)
Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Zeta Boule'
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member since 1988)
The University of the District of Columbia Alumni Association (Life Member)
Grambling State University Alumni Association (Life Member)
The University of New Mexico Alumni Association
Howard University Alumni Association
NAACP (Life Member – since 1985)
Washington Urban League (Life Member since 1987)
Pigskin Club of DC, Inc.
Kershaw County Historical Society, Camden, SC
Naudin-Dibble Heritage Foundation, Columbia, SC