Lonnie Jackson

Assistant Professor of Management/MBA Director

“Life is about choices. Choose to experience different things.”

Lonnie Jackson joined Henderson State University in 2000 when he was hired as director of Henderson’s Small Business and Technology Development Center.

Jackson, who graduated from Henderson in 1985 with a B.S. in management and earned his MBA from Henderson in 1997, served as the center’s director for 10 years before joining the School of Business faculty in 2010. He recently completed a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary leadership studies from the University of Central Arkansas.

Jackson began working in retail in 1985. He and his wife opened Print Mania in Arkadelphia in 1992 where he has helped handle management, payroll, personnel, production, and sales and marketing duties.

Jackson said he enjoys teaching at the college level and is “honored” to pass along both theoretical and practical knowledge gained from experience in the workforce.

“It is important to give back by sharing these experiences with others,” Jackson said. “Sometimes we learn more from hearing about overcoming challenges rather than just successes. I have certainly had plenty of challenges to pass along.”

In the classroom, Jackson urges his students to be involved in discussions, and he strives to help them achieve career success.

“My teaching style is participative so that we all may learn something from one another as we discuss various topics,” he said. “It is rewarding to hear from current and former students that you made a difference in their career and personal development.

Jackson urges students to take advantage of the “Business Beyond the Classroom” experience, and participate in the business plan competition, mentorship experience, internships, and the business fraternity.

Department:
School of Business - Entrepreneurship

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Degree and School:
Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies, University of Central Arkansas

Research:
• Entrepreneurship
• Leadership
• Community Development

I've been at Henderson since:
2000

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