Faculty Feature: Dr. Alicia Jackson
Faculty Feature is a series in the Blue Tribune that recognizes the excellent professors and staff of Covenant College through a series of questions.
This week we're highlighting Dr. Alicia Jackson, Associate Professor of History.
What brought you to Covenant? How long have you been teaching?
The opportunity to teach is what brought me to Covenant. I have been teaching at Covenant for 16 years.
What do you love about teaching at Covenant?
I enjoy teaching at a liberal arts institution with the opportunity to share my love of history with students. Covenant's location makes it ideal to study the rich history in and around the area.
What is your history with the PCA or Reformed Tradition?
We attended a PCA church in Tupelo, Mississippi, Lawndale PCA, while I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Mississippi. My husband is a Teaching Elder at Grace PCA in Dalton, Georgia.
What's your favorite Covenant tradition?
The playing of bagpipes during convocation and graduation.
What is a current research project or area of interest you're excited about?
My forthcoming book The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson (University Press of Mississippi) is slated for release December 2021. This project uncovers and restores the narrative of a pivotal leader in the Colored Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church and in Georgia’s state legislature in the late nineteenth century.
Two of my Op-Ed pieces were published on History News Network: October 2020 and January 2021. On February 5th I was a guest on Africana Manna. Reverend Cyril Cyrus, an RUF minister at Howard University, established the podcast roughly a year ago as a place where, "Christian theology and Africana meet" with the goal to, "inspire Howard students to work for the wholeness of African peoples".
What's one of your favorite cultural or family traditions?
Dressing up for Easter and wearing a BIG hat.
Anything else prospective students should know about you?
I enjoy gardening.
Tell us a little about your family:
I am originally from Louisiana and married with three children.