Jackson, Melinda S

Jackson, Melinda S

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education
Professor, Political Science


Preferred: melinda.jackson@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5293


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Simons Rock Of Bard College, Massachusetts, United States, 1995


Melinda Jackson holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota. She has been a professor in the San José State University Department of Political Science since 2005, and currently serves as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education. Dr. Jackson is an expert in public opinion and voting behavior, and has published research on these topics in a variety of academic journals. She has also contributed to several books on civic education, and political polling. Dr. Jackson serves as a frequent political commentator to local and national media outlets.