Dr. Jackson is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy from Mercer University, Southern School of Pharmacy in 1969. He attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi where he received his M.S. in Health Care Administration in 1971 and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration in 1972.

In 1972 he joined the faculty of Mercer University, Southern School of Pharmacy where he currently serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Administration and Director of Mercer’s Center for Pharmacy Management.

He has over 60 publications in scholarly and professional journals and is the author of chapters in three books including: Effective Pharmacy Management and Retail Pharmacy Practice Management. He has made over 170 presentations at academic and professional meetings, both national and international. The major emphasis of his presentations relate to areas of community pharmacy operation and management.

He is a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, the Rho Chi Society, Phi Lambda Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, the Georgia Pharmaceutical Association, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and is a Fellow of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.

He has served as National President, Vice-President and Secretary of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society. He is a Past-Chairman of the Section of Teachers of Pharmacy Administration of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. He was the 1990 recipient of the NARD Reed Peterson Award for excellence in teaching Pharmacy Administration and the Rho Chi Society’s Distinguished Service Award in 1997 and the 1999 National Community Pharmacists Association Award for excellence in teaching Pharmacy Administration.

Dr. Jackson completed a six month sabbatical at the NARD Management Institute in Alexandria, Virginia and the Center for Drugs and Public Policy at the University of Maryland. At the invitation of the State Pharmaceutical Administration of China, he presented seminars on community pharmacy and pharmaceutical education at the China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University and the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Beijing Medical University.

Dr. Jackson established and operated three community pharmacies in the metropolitan Atlanta area for over 10 years and is a registered pharmacist in the state of Georgia.