Jackson Shares Thoughts on Being a Black Professor


John L. Jackson, Jr., Dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice and a member of Annenberg’s Standing Faculty, wrote “What It Feels Like to Be a Black Professor,” for The Chronicle of Higher Education in which he described his experiences as a young man and his early academic career.

“[S]enior scholars of color described being ignored by administrators, maligned by others in their fields, and somewhat alienated from the centers of their disciplines—even when they ostensibly constituted, by reasonable criteria, the very centers of those disciplines,” he writes.