The first African American in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis to earn tenure and gain a named professorship, Wei LAB Director Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson has earned a reputation as a bold and insightful researcher, innovator, and leader. Two recent news articles highlight Dr. Jackson's life and work, showing in the process just how intertwined the two have become.
Wei LAB Will Complete National Study of Hiring Practices in College Athletic Administration
Wei LAB has been preparing a national longitudinal study of hiring practices and work environments for administrators in college athletic departments. The National Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (NSIA) will focus on athletic departments’ job-search and hiring processes for senior-level administrators and general employees, workplace climate, and career ambitions and trajectories of employees.
The Alliance for the Advancement of African American Researchers in Computing ~ Funded by the NSF
The Alliance for the Advancement of African American Researchers in Computing (A4RC, pronounced ‘A-Force’) is devoted to the cause of increasing the number of African Americans receiving advanced degrees in computing (particularly at the Ph.D. level). Our approach to bring about this change is to establish and develop student pipelines from HBCUs to universities offering advanced degrees in Computing.