Shirley Ann Jackson
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson (born 5 August 1946) is an American physicist, and the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She received her Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, becoming the first African American woman to earn a doctorate from MIT.
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- We need to go back to the discovery, to posing a question, to having a hypothesis and having kids know that they can discover the answers and can peel away a layer.
- Official Profile at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Shirley Ann Jackson at IWasWondering.com
- Article and profile in the Chronicle of Higher Education
- Biography of Jackson from IEEE
- Discussion with Charlie Rose
- "Shirley Ann Jackson Sticks to the Plan" by June Audrey, in The Chronicle of Higher Education (5 June 2007)
- C-SPAN Q&A interview with Jackson, January 2, 2005