John L. Jackson, Jr., PhD

Dean, Social Policy and Practice; Richard Perry University Professor; Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor

John L. Jackson, Jr., is Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice and the Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor to the Provost on Diversity at Penn and as Associate Dean of Administration in the Annenberg School for Communication.

Dr.  Jackson has authored or co-authored numerous books—his most recent is Televised Redemption: Black Religious Media and Racial Empowerment, co-written with Carolyn Rouse and Marla Frederick. He is also the editor of Penn Press’s Social Policy and Social Justice. His most recent film is Bad Friday: Rastafari after Coral Gardens.