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African American & Diaspora Studies Faculty

Dr. Darrell D. Jackson J.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Law & Director of Prosecution Assistance Program

Adjunct Professor in African American & Diaspora Studies


Ph.D. Education University of Colorado School of Education Boulder, CO 2011

J.D.  Law George Mason University School of Law Arlington, VA 1990

B.A. Spanish minor Sociology College of William & Mary Williamsburg, VA 1987

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Education foundations, policy, and practice with a focus on policy analysis, curriculum theory , and the application of academic disciplines such as anthropology, history, law, philosophy, and sociology, to the analysis of education. 


CRT & Morality: New Looks at Original Sins, PHIL. EDUC. SOC’Y Y.B. (forthcoming 2015). 

Help, the Supreme Court Gave Me Bad Directions: Rethinking Brown and Affirmative Action in the Wake of Schuette, MICH. ST. L. REV. (forthcoming 2014). 

Disproportionality Fills in the Gaps: Connections Between Achievement, Discipline and Special Education in the School-to-Prison Pipeline, BERKELEY REV. EDUC. (forthcoming 2014)(with Subini Annamma and Deb Morrison). 

Teaching Tomorrow’s Citizens: The Law’s Role in Educational Disproportionality, 5 ALA. C.R.-C.L. L. REV. 215 (2013). 

Understanding Public Perceptions of Affirmative Action, 22 KAN. J.L. & PUB. POL’Y 205 (2013) (with Michele Moses). 

The History and Conceptual Elements of Critical Race Theory; Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education-Chapter 1; Routledge Publishing (2013) (with Kevin Brown). 

Sander, the Mismatch Theory, and Affirmative Action: Critiquing the Absence of Praxis in Policy, 89 DENV. U. L. REV. 245 (2011). 

The Mismatch Hypotheses in Law School Admissions, 2 WIDENER J.L. ECON. & RACE 165 (2011) (with Gregory Camilli, Chia-Yi Chiu, and Ann Gallagher). 

Education Law as a Foundational Discipline; Handbook of Research in the Social Foundations of Education-Chapter 10; Routledge Publishing (2010) (with Kevin G. Welner and Stuart Biegel). 

Investigating the Defeat of Amendment 46 in Colorado: An Analysis of the Trends and Principal Factors Influencing Voter Behavior. Research Report. New York: Public Interest Projects (2010) (with Michele S. Moses, Kenneth R. Howe, Amy N. Farley, Matthew Gaertner, and Christina Paguyo). 

The Sunset of Affirmative Action: City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co., 12 NAT’L BLACK L.J. 73 (1990) (with Christopher H. Davis). 



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