Artist, Educator, Researcher, Arts Consultant
Dr. Dallas Jackson is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been a public servant for over 30 years working as a probation officer and public-school educator. He also served on the faculty of USF College of Education as an adjunct teaching data Analysis, Argosy University teaching quantitative and qualitative research, Keiser University teaching doctoral leadership classes and National-Louis University on dissertation committees. He earned a BA in Fine Arts, holds three educational degrees, Master of Education, Educational Specialist and a Doctorate and is completing coursework for his MFA in painting at SCAD.
He has been a practicing artist in St. Petersburg since returning in 1992 after college and serving in the military as an Army officer. Simultaneously developing his art practice and has had several solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibits at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum and The James Museum.
Dr. Dallas Jackson’s research work involves working with USF PAInT (Partnership for Arts Integration in Teaching) participating in an Anti-Racism grant (DDoRD – Dismantling Drivers of Racial Disparity) as data analyst-researcher and digital artist in 2021 and has been retained for the five-year REACH (Race, Equity, Art and Cultural History) grant as an arts consultant beginning in March 2022.
His visual arts studio practice is centered on visuals associated with African American life and contemporary social issues. Methodologies range from figurative to narrative composition and appropriations as a communication tool. The works span various mediums that include watercolor, acrylic, oil, and mixed media.