SOCW 3500 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
SOCW 5101 Foundation of Social Welfare and Social Policy I
SOCW 5103 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
SOCW 5301 Human Behavior and the Social Environment III
Faculty Advisor for Transfer Students
Dr. Gertrude C. Jackson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work. She received her BA in Psychology and MSW from Norfolk State University and her Ph.D. in Social Work from Howard University. She has been a full-time faculty member in the BSW program since 2007. Dr. Jackson teaches a range of foundation courses across the BSW and MSW curriculum. Presently, she serves as transfer coordinator for the BSW program, advisor to transfer students, faculty advisor to Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society, and faculty senate representative. She serves on the Senate Faculty Governance Committee and the College of Behavioral and Social Science Academic Integrity Committee.
As an educator, Dr. Jackson served as field education director at the University of the District of Columbia. Prior to entering academia in 2002, at the University of the District of Columbia, she worked as a social work practitioner in the mental health and medical fields in public and private agencies, which expand 30 years. Her extensive work history includes working with veterans, women and children, older adults, homeless, and adults with physical and mental disabilities.
Dr. Jackson promotes a student-centered teaching philosophy that encourages excellence in learning for all students. She believes teaching is a lifelong experience that impels her to stay informed, learn and grow as a teacher and researcher, and implement best teaching practices that help students reach their highest academic potentials, develop marketable skills, and become productive citizens in a global society.
Research Interests: African American Fathers and School-Aged Children, African American Children and Families, Social Work Education, and Successful Aging in Older African American Women