Vice President of Education, Asia Society
Anthony Jackson, PhD is Vice President of Education at Asia Society, where he leads an effort to create a network of small, effective, internationally-themed secondary schools across the country. Before joining Asia Society, he acted as Vice President for Development and Communications at the Galef Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Jackson, trained in both developmental psychology and education, is one of the nation’s leading experts on secondary school reform and adolescent development. After a stint on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Science Fellow he became a senior staff member on the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families. Dr. Jackson later directed the Carnegie Corporation Task Force on the Education of Young Adolescents created and directed the Turning Points network and co-authored Turning Points 2000. Prior to his work at the Galef Institute, he was a Director of the Walt Disney Company’s Disney Learning Partnership, where he designed and oversaw the Creative Learning Communities network of reforming elementary schools.