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Nancy L Jackson

Nancy L. Jackson, PhD, is a coastal geomorphologist and professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on coastal processes on beaches and dunes in estuarine and ocean environments. 

Jackson held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the Polytechnic at Turin in 2005. She received the RJ Russell Award in 2007 from the Coastal and Marine Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers for her contributions to coastal geography.

She has received funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NATO, DAAD, and the Nature Conservancy. Her research has appeared in journals such as Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Geomorphology, Marine Geology, and Sedimentology. She is an associate editor of Estuaries and Coasts and Journal of Coastal Research.

Jackson received her bachelor’s degree from Clark University, her master’s degree from Antioch New England Graduate School and her doctorate from Rutgers University.

Last update: Jan. 14, 2010

Topics: environmental policy, coastal processes on beaches and dunes, ecosystem management, fulbright distinguished chair, rj russell award, national science foundation