Olivet School of Media and Communication


Dr. Marlene Jackson Joins OSMC as Faculty of Communication

Olivet School of Media and Communication (OSMC) announces the latest addition to its faculty roster – Dr. Marlene Jackson. Dr. Jackson will assume the role of adjunct professor in the field of communication and media studies for the 2023-2024 academic year. Her extensive experience and dedication to education and communication make her a valuable asset to the institution.

Dr. Jackson brings with her a rich and multifaceted background encompassing education, publication design, and communication arts. Her career has been marked by significant contributions to the realm of education and a profound commitment to nurturing emerging talent.

With over two decades of teaching experience, Dr. Jackson has contributed to several renowned educational institutions. Currently serving as a Professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), she has played a pivotal role in shaping and delivering graduate and undergraduate programs in Strategic Communication, Arts, and Humanities. Her dedication to student success extends beyond the classroom, as she has also taken on the role of Student Organization Advisor for multiple UMGC student groups such as Entrepreneurship Club and Student Book Publishing Network.

Dr. Jackson has also shared her expertise at other esteemed institutions, including the University of North America (Virginia) and John Hopkins University. There, she has conducted courses on education technology, technical writing, business writing, and more, contributing significantly to the academic landscape.

But Dr. Jackson’s impact extends beyond the classroom; she is an active professional in the field of communication. Since 1984, she has held the position of Consumer/Visual Information Specialist at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In this capacity, she has been responsible for developing and conducting consumer education publications, workshops, and special events for an array of stakeholders, including congressional representatives, federal, state, and local officials, industry analysts, media professionals, and community affiliates. Her proficiency in graphic design, particularly in the creation of consumer blogs and digital publications such as newsletters, brochures, press releases, fact sheets, and tip cards, has further expanded her influence in the field. Dr. Jackson’s insights and extensive network will undoubtedly provide OSMC students with invaluable opportunities for learning, growth, and networking.

Dr. Jackson’s academic journey includes a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Publication Design from the University of Baltimore, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Arts from Loyola University, and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Jackson’s commitment to fostering effective communication skills aligns perfectly with the school’s mission. OSMC looks forward to a range of exciting developments in its academic programs with Dr. Jackson onboard.