Dr. Jackson received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University, New Jersey, in the area of Geotechnical Engineering. His research involves the nondestructive testing of pavements by seismic techniques. Dr. Jackson has 20 years of professional experience in consulting, academics and research in geotechnical engineering, pavement engineering, construction management, field inspections, structural design, and construction quality control. He has served as project manager, project engineer, design engineer and field operations manager on several projects for both private and government clients in Africa, Europe and North America. Before joining the Coast Guard Academy, Dr. Jackson was an Associate at Stantec Consulting where he served as office leader, project and field operations manager on several nationwide pavement engineering and research projects. Dr. Jackson has authored or coauthored several proposals, reports, technical and research papers.