February 22, 2007
CLARK COLLEGE NAMES INTERIM DEAN
OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND FINE ARTS
Psychology professor Miles Jackson succeeds former dean Chuck Ramsey
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Miles Jackson has been named interim dean of social sciences and fine arts at Clark College. Jackson, a professor of psychology at the college since 1995, succeeds Chuck Ramsey, who accepted a position as Dean of Instruction at Kauai Community College in Hawaii.
A native of Portland, Jackson attended Portland Community College and Portland State University (PSU), where he earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology in the PSU honors program. He did earned a master’s degree and at the University of Washington in social psychology, where he also earned his Ph.C., conveying candidate’s status for a doctorate.
Jackson has taught at other institutions including Mt. Hood Community College, Portland Community College and Portland State University. At Clark College, he has twice been elected president of the Clark College chapter of the Association for Higher Education (AHE), representing faculty at the college. In addition, Jackson has served as chair of the Clark College Foundation Funds Allocation Committee. He was also chair of the college’s Focus on Learning benchmark team and Innovation and Learning taskforce.
Clark College Vice President of Instruction Rassoul Dastmozd said, “Miles Jackson is known and respected as an excellent teacher and for his collaborative problem-solving skills. I know that our department – and the college as a whole – will benefit from his leadership as interim dean.”
Jackson and his wife, Brigid Nelson, have two children, Calliope, 16 and Fletcher, 8. He enjoys playing acoustic and electric guitar and recording music in his home studio. He remembers one night where his band was to perform in Seattle in the late 1980s. He recalls, “There was a band that was supposed to play after us but decided not to play because the audience was so sparse. That band was Nirvana.”