Randall Jackson

WVU Regional Research Institute
Morgantown, WV

Dr. Jackson joined the West Virginia University faculty as Regional Research Institute Director and Professor of Geology and Geography in January 2002. Previous appointments include the geography department and the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University and the geography department at The Ohio State University. His research interests range from regional economic development strategies through the refinement and reformulation of regional economic modeling frameworks to interregional trade and conjoined macroeconomic energy and environmental modeling. He holds Adjunct Professorships in Economics and Resource Management at WVU, and in Geography at The Ohio State University. Widely cited, he serves or has served on nine editorial boards. He has participated on NSF review panels, served as President of the Southern Regional Science Association and on the Board of Directors for the Western Regional Science Association. Dr. Jackson was 2007 Chair of the North American Regional Science Council, and received the David E. Boyce Award for distinguished service to the Regional Science Association International. He was elected Southern Regional Science Fellow in 2015, and in March of 2013, he received the Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award, West Virginia University’s highest research and scholarship recognition.