Phillip Ellis Jackson has a PhD from the one of the nationís top academic institutions, the University of Chicago. After graduating magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany, Jackson entered the PhD program in political science at the University of Chicago. While a graduate student he taught university classes and was a research assistant to several internationally-renown faculty members.
In 1982 Dr. Jackson was the speechwriter for a successful congressional candidate. Instead of going to Washington, he remained in Dallas, Texas to become senior vice president of the Chamber of Commerce where he created several nationally-recognized programs that earned him three Presidential Awards for Private Sector Initiatives: two from President Reagan, and one from President Bush. In 1991 he helped organize the "Dallas Round" of NAFTA negotiations between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Later, Dr. Jackson joined the prestigious Washington public affairs firm of Cassidy & Associates. In 1995 he became senior vice president of a company that served as the national marketing agency for the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Easter Seals and Alzheimer's Association. Presently, Dr. Jackson is Vice President of Marketing for Signal Sites, a national technology company.
Biography provided by the author, February 2002