Dr. Maggie Jackson, 1969 graduate of Northwestern, will return to campus to speak in chapel next Monday and Tuesday. She will speak on “Survival Kits for Daily Living” and “Creating a Personal Survival Kit.”
After graduating from NW, Jackson attended the University of Denver where she received her Master of Social Work degree and Case Western Reserve University where she earned her doctorate.
But Jackson’s involvement with NW did not end when she graduated. In 1987 she received the NW Alumni Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award and was a member of the NW College Board of Trustees from 1992-2000. She also served on boards at Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Africa University of Zimbabwe.
Jackson has a special interest in support systems and the important role they play in helping individuals deal with the struggles they come across throughout their lives. She co-authored a book, published in 1996, called Social Work Practice with Families: A Diversity Model, in which she discussed support systems for various types of families.
Currently Jackson is the chairperson of the social work department at Cleveland State University where she has been a faculty member since 1977.