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Prof. Hudson Jackson

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Dr. Hudson Jackson is a license Professional Engineer with over 30 years of consulting, academic and research experience in geotechnical engineering, structural design, pavement engineering, construction management, field inspections and construction quality control. His professional experience spans the continents of Africa, Europe and North America. Dr. Jackson is currently an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. In this role, he actively participates in the intellectual and professional development of leaders of character within the Coast Guard. He teaches courses in Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering Design, Civil Engineering Materials, and is an active advisor in the senior capstone course. He serves as academic advisor to civil engineering cadets; working diligently to ensure that students receive frequent counsel on academic requirements and other opportunities. With a background in civil engineering consulting, Dr. Jackson also serves as a general advisor and mentor on matters of professional practice issues. He works very closely with students and provides advice on professional and career matters in his role as faculty advisor to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter, MOLES organization and senior capstone projects. Dr. Jackson has also served on several committees and boards at the Coast Guard Academy including the Faculty Senate, Curriculum Committee, Faculty Search Committees, Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board (CCEB), and as the Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) program coordinator, Academy Robotics on Water (AROW) program curriculum development coordinator and Partners in Education (PIE) liaison. As PIE liaison, he volunteered as a tutor and mentor to middle school students and provided them exposure to engineering and the Coast Guard Academy. He is currently the Program Chair and Section Chief of Civil Engineering. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Jackson worked as a consulting engineer at Stantec Consulting where he served as an Associate, Office Leader, Project Manager and Field Operations Manager for several state and privately funded projects throughout the United States. Dr. Jackson was also a consulting engineer in Germany and Sierra Leone, West Africa where he supervised several mid to high level structural design, highway design and construction, mining and dam projects. He served as a lecturer at the University of Sierra Leone and now volunteers as an adjunct professor over the summer. Dr. Jackson earned a doctorate (PhD) and a Master of Philosophy (Mpl) degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey. He also earned a Master of Engineering degree in Construction and Geotechnical Engineering from the Technical Engineering University in Darmstadt, Germany. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the United States, Germany and Sierra Leone. Dr. Jackson has a strong passion to prepare students for the global economy and to encourage minority students to pursue STEM careers through opportunities for exposure to engineering. He has published several papers to this effect including Early and Continuous Exposure to Engineering as a Profession: Career Imprinting in Grades PreK-12, Strategies to Infuse Global Perspectives and Industrial Collaboration in Engineering Education, Addressing Globalization in Civil Engineering at the United States Coast Guard Academy, and Incorporating Engineering into PreK to grade 12 curricula Through Career Imprinting. He is active in several professional organizations and has published over 30 papers at national and international conferences. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Deep Foundation Institute, Geo-Institute and the American Society of Engineering Education. He has served as a member of the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Research Review Panel, American Society of Testing Materials Soils Testing Subcommittee and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Civil Engineering Curriculum Review Panel. Dr. Jackson grew up in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa and graduated from the University of Sierra Leone with a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering with Honors.