Kathryn Jackson, PhD

Assistant Professor
kaj322@lehigh.edu

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Kate Jackson is an incoming assistant professor in Community and Population Health in COH. Kate earned her Ph.D. in Public Affairs and Community Development from Rutgers University-Camden. Kate's research and teaching focus on the intersection of environment, race, and health. Her research on urban agriculture and environmental justice investigates trending responses to pollution, food inaccessibility and disinvestment. This work was most recently published in a special edition of Environmental Justice. In addition, Kate serves as the Environmental Justice Coordinator for the Center for Environmental Transformation in Camden, NJ. In this position, she uses her knowledge and passion for organizing and justice to work for environmental equity alongside residents in an overburdened community. Prior to this, Kathryn was the Public Policy Director for Volunteers of America, Delaware Valley where she was responsible for tracking legislative and regulatory priorities while monitoring important issues and political trends to organize and empower the diverse populations served by the agency. Kathryn has a M.S.S. and a M.L.S.P. from Bryn Mawr College, School of Social Work and Social Research and a B.A. in Sociology from Eastern University.

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