- Jackson Kytle
JACKSON KYLE is a social psychologist and consultant to college leaders, working for the Advance Group. In 2009, he was elected a Commissioner for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Previous college leadership positions include: Vice President for Academic Affairs, HealthCare Chaplaincy; Deputy Provost of The New School in New York City; Dean of Vermont College and Vice President, Norwich University; President of Goddard College; and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Antioch University. Jackson has taught social psychology, research methods and statistics, educational philosophy, and college writing.
After his B.A. in English at Middlebury College, Jackson received a Ph.D. in social psychology from Teachers College Columbia University, where his interests in learning and motivation, evaluation research, and organizational change began. After Goddard, he taught briefly at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where research for his 2004 book, To Want to Learn, started. His current research interests are motivation and learning, and how people manage life transitions. A second edition of his book, featuring new chapters on neurobiology and mindfulness, was released by Palgrave Macmillan July, 2012.