Victoria Jackson

Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4302

Biography

Victoria Jackson is a sports historian and lecturer of history in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University.  Her sports history course offerings include Sports in United States History, History of College Sports, History of Baseball: America's Pastime and American Dreaming, and History of the Olympic Movement.  She studies the history of sport in U.S. higher education.  Her current book project, Justice and Injustice in American Intercollegiate Athletics, connects the effort to expand opportunity for college women in sport and the problems of big-time college sports which disproportionately affect young black men.  Her dissertation, Title IX and the Big Time, presents the history of big-time intercollegiate athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through the school's women’s program, from 1950 through the 1990s.  She holds an MA and PhD from Arizona State University, and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated summa cum laude and joined Phi Beta Kappa.  Jackson was also a cross country and track and field athlete for UNC and ASU, a national champion for the Sun Devils at 10,000 meters, and a professional runner, endorsed by Nike.   Jackson works with Sun Devil Athletics on a variety of history, education, and leadership initiatives for athletes, coaches, and the greater Sun Devil community.  She is a member of the inaugural cohort of Global Sport Scholars affiliated with the Global Sport Institute at ASU.  Jackson would like for her ASU school record in the 5,000 meters to be broken as soon as possible.

In 2017-2018, Jackson is partnering with Sun Devil Athletics to tell ASU's Title IX story. This research initiative will support a year-long celebration of women in sports and higher education. Follow along with #TitleIXTuesday and #TitleIXat45.

Education

  • Ph.D. History, Arizona State University, 2015. Dissertation: "Title IX and the Big Time: Women's Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1950-1992."
  • M.A. History, Arizona State University 2007
  • B.A. History (Summa Cum Laude), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2004

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HST 130 The Historian's Craft
HST 302 Studies in History
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 593 Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 494 Special Topics
HST 593 Applied Project
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
HST 302 Studies in History
HST 306 Studies in US History
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 593 Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
LIA 194 Special Topics
HST 302 Studies in History
HST 306 Studies in US History
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History