Professor, Physics; College of Arts & Sciences
Howard Jackson is currently Professor of Physics and Distinguished Teaching Professor. He has served as both Vice President of Research and as University Dean of the Graduate School. His current research centers on the optical properties of self-assembled quantum dots and semiconductor nanowires and is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. Before joining the University of Cincinnati, he was associated with McMaster University and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. He has been a visiting scientist at the Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University, Oxford, England; and the University of Southampton, Southampton, England. He was also selected to serve as the Council of Graduate Schools/National Science Foundation Dean-in-Residence in Washington DC. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. His teaching activities have included directing the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program for graduate students. He was an early adopter of classroom response systems and in making large classes interactive. He is currently an active member of the Academy of Fellows of Teaching and Learning.