Newton Jackson


Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management | College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise


The University of New Mexico, NM                                  PhD
Howard University, Washington, DC                               Graduate Certificate Program
The Grambling State University, LA                                MS
The University of the District of Columbia                       BS
Gonzaga College High School, Washington, DC               
Mater Dei School, Bethesda, MD                                    
Barrie School, Washington, DC & Silver Spring, MD          



Dr. E. Newton Jackson, Jr., (a native of Washington, DC) is a tenured, Full Professor in the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) at The University of North Florida (UNF). Prior to spring 2014, he served as the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, in the Office of Academic Affairs at UNF. He is a seasoned and successful administrator with over 37 years of hands-on experience in higher education, 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 his appointment in Academic Affairs, he served UNF as a 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 held various administrative appointments including Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education at Florida A&M University (FAMU), 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 in the College of Education at The Florida State University (FSU) with 50 doctoral students, 150 master students, and over 350 undergraduates in the program. 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, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, International Sports Journal, and also in The Western Journal of Black Studies, 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 (45+) at UNF, Florida State, Florida A&M, and Howard University. Dr. Jackson has been inducted as a "Research Fellow" in three (3) academic societies within his field. Dr. Jackson formerly worked as a special assistant to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Treasurer and President (Emeritus), Dr. LeRoy T. Walker.  He has extensive experiences serving as a NCAA Division I Head Coach (Men & Women Swimming & Diving), NCAA Division I Assistant Men's Basketball Coach under College Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, the late Coach Bob Hopkins.  Jackson also served as a NCAA Division II Assistant Women's Basketball Coach. "Dr. J" interned under the "Late" College Football Hall of Fame Coach Eddie Robinson at Grambling State University.  This while Coach Rob served as Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, during one of his undefeated football seasons in the SWAC.  A number of years later, he had a solid relationship while on faculty at Florida State University with the legend and College Football Hall of Fame Head Coach Bobby Bowden as well.  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 fifteen years ago in London (United Kingdom) and Paris, France.


2019 Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), Inaugural Hall of Fame Class, Master Professor

2018 Distinguished Administrator Award, NAKHE

2013 AAHPERD National Honor Award.
2013 NAS Fellow.
2013 Founder's Award, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 7th District (largest Fraternity region), Tampa, FL
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 in Higher Education (NAKHE)



Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Zeta Boule' (Former Sire Archon)
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member) (Former Chapter Basileus)
The University of the District of Columbia National Alumni Society (Life Member)
Grambling State University Alumni Association (Life Member)
The University of New Mexico Alumni Association
Howard University Alumni Association
NAACP - DC Branch (Life Member – since 1985)
Washington Urban League (Life Member since 1987)
Pigskin Club of DC, Inc. (Former Member)
Kershaw County Historical Society, Camden, SC
Naudin-Dibble Heritage Foundation, Columbia, SC (Former President)

Publications & Presentations

Over 80 peer reviewed publications, and over 100 peer reviewed presentations.

JacksonContact Information

Building 57, Room 3419

(904) 620-1829

Office Hours

any time, by appointment