Spotlight on Teaching

Shannon Jackson

Prof. Shannon Jackson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, notes her teaching philosophy is built upon being an approachable source of motivation that models humility and lifelong learning in the classroom to create an environment conducive to learning.  She enhanced student learning by incorporating safe-space training into the PA behavioral medicine curriculum and by designing learning activities that address health disparities and diversity in medicine.  Prof. Jackson developed and implemented a curriculum mapping process to ensure the PA Program’s mission and core values of patient-centered care, ethical behavior, integrity, diversity, cultural competence, and life-long learning are evident throughout the curriculum. In course evaluations of Prof. Jackson’s teaching, students note that she is amazing, engaging, able to breakdown complicated information into digestible material, and that she makes learning interesting and relatable.

Prof. Jackson was the recipient of the 2024 College of Health Professions Excellence in Teaching Award, presented to the faculty member who demonstrates sustained contributions to teaching and learning within and outside the College. She joined the College faculty in the PA Program in 2020 and currently serves as the Academic Director of the PA Program.