O. David Jackson, Ed.D., MBA

David Jackson

EdD, Seattle University
MBA, Seattle University
BA, Howard University, BA

Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Clinical Professor, Executive Education

Phone: 206-220-8261

Building/Room: Pigott 316A

Teaching Areas

  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Development
  • DEI practices

Personal Bio

O. David Jackson is an experienced, strategic, and visionary leader who is passionate about cultivating the impact that people and organizations can deliver to their communities and stakeholders. Dr. Jackson serves as the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics, and, as a Clinical Professor of Executive Education within the Albers’ Center for Leadership Formation. Building on a successful corporate career in human resources and people leadership with organizations that include WebMD, Scholastic Publishing, and most recently Microsoft Corporation, Dr. Jackson formed Jaxx Strategic Partners in 2014 to provide small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations access to the same strategic expertise and insights that are often out of reach but for the largest organizations. In addition to his business consulting, Dr. Jackson serves as a leadership coach and DEI practitioner with previous clients that include Amazon, the Obama Foundation, and Harris Health Systems. Within his DEI practice, Dr. Jackson embraces the realities of race consciousness and the delicate work of building coalitions across those divides. Dr. Jackson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Howard University, and, an MBA and a Doctorate in Education from Seattle University, wherein his scholarly research and practice center on human resources management, organizational development, and adult learning. As a community builder, Jackson has served on numerous boards including the HR Certification Institute (Secretary/Treasurer), and the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (Past President), and currently serves on the Board of Regents of Seattle University. Dr. Jackson is an avid patron of the arts and divides his time between Seattle, WA, and his hometown of Houston, TX.