Jeffrey B. Jackson has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development at Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Jackson is one of 16 new faculty members this fall at the college. This year’s hires enhance existing program strengths and increase the college’s national profile across the arts, humanities, and human and social sciences.

“Faculty excellence is at the heart of Virginia Tech’s ability to succeed,” Dean Elizabeth Spiller said. "I am very pleased to welcome such a gifted and transformative group of scholars, artists, and teachers to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences."

Jackson’s research interests include relationship quality and stability, ambiguous loss, disability, and clinical outcome research. His expertise is in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, including meta-analysis. He will be teaching supervision of clinical practice and approaches to marriage and family therapy.

Jackson has been published in Clinical Psychology Review, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Marriage and Family, and other scholarly periodicals.

He holds a Ph.D. and a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and a master's degree from the University of Maryland.