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Holly Jackson

Instructor, Foundations of Business

Area: Business Essentials

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B1212B


  • PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2019.
  • Master of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2014.


  • Dr. Jackson’s current research interests include HRD’s role in Education and Business, Organizational Leadership and the evolving role of management consultants in the Digital Organization. Dr. Jackson also has an evolving interest in the inclusion of voices from disadvantaged groups, and how to build these voices into the components of theory and practice. Dr. Jackson has also published work focused on the evolution of Human Resource Development (HRD), disciplinary identity, as well as influences on students as they pursue their STEM identity and what inspires them to continue to work toward their goals. Dr. Jackson has presented her work at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, as well as the Academy of Human Resource Development.

Dr. Holly Jackson has worked as a practitioner within the Human Resource Development field for over fifteen years. She began first with an international healthcare organization, before shifting to offer consulting services in training, instructional design, and facilitation in the virtual environment for a variety of organizations, domestic and international, large and small. Dr. Jackson's interests and efforts continue to work to advance scholarship and practice in Business and the HRD fields.

Professional Memberships

  • American Management Association. (March, 2022 - Present).
  • Academy of Human Resource Development. (December, 2017 - Present).
  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. (July, 2017 - Present).
Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research
  • Jackson, H. D. (Co-Principal), Morgan, K. (Co-Principal), “What’s Your STEMspiration?” Social Science Research Study, Sponsored by National Science Foundation Federal 5000000. (August 1, 2017Present).).