Director and Associate Professor

Dr. Tondaleya Green Jackson

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Dr. Tondaleya Green Jackson is a professional educator with over 25 years of experience providing various educational services on the secondary and collegiate levels. Dr. Jackson began her educational career as a public school teacher and licensed educator. She has certifications in English Language Arts, secondary administration, supervision, and online teaching. Dr. Jackson has demonstrated high-quality program development that includes: strategic planning and implementation, professional development, evaluation and assessment, budgeting and finance, grant acquisition and management, networking, and community partnerships. Throughout her distinguished career, Dr. Jackson has served in various capacities, including academic administrator, faculty member, and program facilitator at diverse institutions of higher education. Her research focuses on adult learners and transfer students at historically black colleges and universities. 

Currently, she is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Educator Preparation and Innovation at Voorhees University and an Associate Professor at Voorhees University located in Denmark, South Carolina. In this capacity, she provides administrative leadership and guidance to the institution’s newly minted center, serving certified educators and career changers seeking alternative teaching certification support. She is responsible for overseeing multiple federally funded projects impacting teaching and education in over 14 school districts across South Carolina. 

Before her role at Voorhees University, she served in several administrative capacities at Benedict College. During her tenure as a director at Benedict, Dr. Jackson achieved historic program milestones, including local, regional, and national awards that catapulted the school’s Service-Learning program to the national stage.      

Dr. Jackson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from Benedict College in Columbia, SC. She earned a master’s degree in education leadership and supervision from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC, and a Doctor of Education in community college leadership and administration from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. 

A Columbia native, Dr. Jackson is a member of Progressive Believers Baptist Church.  She and her husband, Leonard have one child, Tennare Simone, a junior Computer Science major at Clemson University. 

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