Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education

Today's spotlight is the Keynote Speaker for the President's Reception for our KABHE 34th Annual Conference. Read below to find out more about Dr. Candice Jackson!

28 Feb 2017 9:27 AM | Troy L. Rice

Dr. Candice Jackson is the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kentucky State University. The former Chief of Operations for Kentucky State University comes to KSU from Tougaloo College, where she served as Assistant Provost and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. Previously, she was an Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department as well as Director of the Honors Program at Tougaloo College.  She also served as an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where she taught courses in American and African-American literary studies.

“I am thrilled to join this chapter in Kentucky State University’s rich history. There is a distinctive and magnetic commitment to academic excellence and servant leadership at Kentucky State University, and I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this living legacy,” Jackson said.

Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, she has published on the subjects of African-American literature, Southern literature and popular culture. She also is a contributor to various works such as the Cambridge History of the African American Literature, The Richard Wright Encyclopedia, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature, A Gift of Story and Song: An Encyclopedia on Twentieth Century African-American Writers and the Harlem Renaissance Encyclopedia. She most recently published “A Plethora of African-American Hand Fans” in MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (2015). In addition, Jackson has participated as a presenter and lecturer at numerous conferences.

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