David H. Jackson Jr. is provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at North Carolina Central University. He is the author of Booker T. Washington and the Struggle against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours, 1908-1912 (2008) and has published over four dozen scholarly articles, book chapters, short essays, and book reviews, and has presented over 100 scholarly papers and speeches at professional conferences, universities, public schools, and other venues throughout the United States.
Jackson was a 2017 Fulbright-Hays Fellow and studied in Botswana and Namibia. He has visited seven countries on the continent of Africa over the course of his professorial career.
Jackson is former associate provost for Graduate Education and dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Research, and Continuing Education at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University where he received numerous awards from the university, including multiple teaching and research awards and the Rattler Pride Award for Community Leadership; he was also named one of the university's “Outstanding Alumni of the Quasquicentennial.” In 2014 he received the American Historical Association’s Equity Award in recognition of his achievements in training and mentoring minority historians, having sent more than thirty students to doctoral programs in the last decade.