Iesha Jackson

Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learning
Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies
Expertise: Multicultural education, Race theory, Education reform, Educational equity for students of color


UNLV College of Education professor Iesha Jackson is an expert on improving educational outcomes for students of color in urban schools. Her research calls for equity-based reforms in educational practices and policies. 

Jackson's work is centered around four main areas: student voice, culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogies, teacher education, and equity-based, macro-level education policies.

Her research has been published in numerous academic journals, including the Journal of Teacher Education, Race Ethnicity and Education, and the International Journal of Multicultural Education.


  • B.A., English Literature, Arizona State University
  • M.Ed., Educational Administration, Arizona State University
  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Teaching, Columbia University

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Iesha Jackson In The News

February 15, 2021
Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez can count on one hand how many teachers of color he had while growing up in east Las Vegas.
August 20, 2020
The Clark County School District’s abrupt shift to digital learning in mid-March was especially tough on lower-income and minority students. Reportedly, nearly one-third of all students stopped learning because they didn’t have a device or internet connectivity so they could participate in the remote instruction.
May 8, 2020
On April 28, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada sent a letter to Gov. Steve Sisolak declaring that the state has been failing to provide an equal education to all students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 2, 2018
The middle schoolers bustled into the classroom at 8:30 a.m.

Articles Featuring Iesha Jackson

Two elementary school students and their principal sit around a desk with tablets, paper, and pencils
Campus News | February 10, 2021
UNLV professor Iesha Jackson examines structural forms of racism in the teacher education pipeline and ways to combat them.
Claytee White seated with "We Need to Talk" on TV screen behind her
Business and Community | January 28, 2021
The series, sponsored by UNLV Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, will be live-streamed by UNLV TV.
An image of a UNLV banner
Campus News | May 21, 2020
Elementary teacher Ellie Edgar and high school teacher Kenny Brown selected for annual CCSD award.