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

Contact Info



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


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 2005-2016. He also served as director of Field Education from 1986 until 2007.

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 experiences in ministry. 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), 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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