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Ruth Ray Jackson

Ruth Ray Jackson

Name: Ruth Ray Jackson

Title: Associate Professor & Chair

Start Year at LSUS: 2002

Credentials: Ph.D. Colorado State University

Department: Education

College: Business, Education, and Human Development

Office Location: Business & Education Building 384

Office Phone: 318-797-5032

Office Fax: 318-798-4144


Office Hours: By appointment

Teaching Assignments:

Educational Leadership program

Research Interests:

Educational Leadership, Professional Learning Communities, and Diversty in Education

Selected Publications:

Pitre, A., Pitre E., Ray, R., & Hilton-Pitre, T. (eds.) (2009). Educating African American students: Foundations, curriculum, and experiences. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Pitre, A., Ray, R.,  & Pitre, E. (2008). The struggle for black history: Foundations for a critical black pedagogy in education. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Burke, L.A. & Ray, R. (2008). Re-setting the concentration levels of students in higher education: An exploratory study.  Teaching in Higher Education, 13 (5), 571-582.

Personal Bio:

Ruth Ray Jackson's professional experiences include teaching at the middle and high school levels as well as serving as assistant principal in two schools.  Later, she was appointed principal of a high school in south Louisiana.

At LSU Shreveport, Dr. Jackson is an associate professor, teaching in the educational leadership program.  Since 2004, she has served as the chairperson of the Department of Education.  Prior to that, she was the Director of Graduate Programs in Education.

Honors include Lockheed-Martin Distinguished Scholar Award, Shreveport Regional Council for the Louisiana Center for Women and Government, and Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce's 40 Under 40 when she was named the 2009 Northwest Louisiana Young Professional of the Year.

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