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Brittany Jackson, Ed.D.

Online Learning Manager

Brittany L. Jackson, Ed.D., is the Online Learning Manager in Learning Technologies at Hiram College. Brittany has an Ed.D. in educational leadership studies from Ashland University, which she earned in 2022. Her focus was on autism in higher education. Brittany received her B.A. in theatre and communication in 2004 and her Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in education and psychology, specifically autism in higher education, in 2015 from Hiram College (Hiram, OH). She has a certificate in autism spectrum disorders from Kent State University (Kent, OH) earned in 2019. Brittany also serves as the Director of Training and Technology for the College Autism Network and serves on the Board of the Hiram Living and Learning Community.

Education

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership Studies, Ashland University, 2022
  • M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Hiram College, 2015
  • B.A., Theatre and Communication, Hiram College, 2004

Research Interests

Her research interests include Universal Design for Learning, autism spectrum disorder, higher education, autism in higher education (social support programs specifically), and leadership studies. She is specifically interested in disability studies and how higher education institutions can better serve this population of students.

Fun Facts

  • She has led a study away trip to the UK through Hiram College, as well as traveled as a student to India and Canada through Hiram College.
  • As well as serving as the online learning manager, she has held a variety of jobs at Hiram College since 2008, including Assistant Director of three Centers of Distinction, Assistant Director of Strategic Academic Initiatives, and Study Away Coordinator.
  • She has taught courses titled “What is Normal?”
  • She team-teaches a course that uses theatre as a medium to explore autism that we have developed both for an online format and a traditional college classroom with Dr. Amber Chenoweth called “Exploring Ability and Disability Through Performance: Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

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