Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Byron H. Jackson

Louise and Perry Dick Associate Professor of Education
Started at PTS: 1986

Contact Info



  • Ed.D., Columbia University / Curriculum and Teaching, 1980
  • M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, 1971
  • B.A., Randolph-Macon College / Philosophy, 1966


The Rev. Dr. Byron H. Jackson has taught at the Seminary since 1986 and served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty from 2006-2016. His areas of teaching include congregational dynamics, faith perspectives, teaching methods, program administration, and education theory. He is especially interested in helping students explore ways people learn through reflection on their everyday experiences. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Jackson has served congregations in North Carolina and Kentucky and has also worked on the staff of the General Assembly. He received his bachelor’s from Randolph-Macon College, his M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, and his Ed.D. from Columbia University. 

Church Associations

Ordination: PC(USA), 1971 as Minister of Word and Sacrament

Professional Competencies

Areas of Specialty

  • Congregational dynamics
  • Faith perspectives
  • Teaching methods
  • Program administration
  • Education theory

Professional Service

Board Service

  •  Presbyterian School of Christian Education (former)

 Leadership for Professional Societies

  • Steering Committee, Association for Theological Field Education (former)

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