GREGORY A. JACKSON
Gregory A. Jackson is Vice President for Policy and Analysis at EDUCAUSE, the principal association for information technology in higher education. He earlier worked for almost two decades in university IT administration, most recently as Vice President and CIO at the University of Chicago and earlier as Director of Academic Computing at MIT.
Before joining MIT's administration, Jackson served for thirteen years as a faculty member at Stanford and Harvard. He taught courses in analytic approaches to decision making, statistical and qualitative research methods, and policy analysis, and a freshman seminar on the scientific integrity of murder mysteries. Jackson's research and writing have involved evaluation and planning methods in higher education; research, instructional, and library computing in universities; admissions and college-choice issues; and the selection and use of comparison groups for colleges.
Jackson is co-author of two books --Who Gets Ahead? and Future Boston -- and of numerous articles, reports, and teaching cases related to his research and administrative work. Born in California and raised in Mexico, Jackson earned his bachelor's degree from MIT and his doctorate from Harvard.