Jason Jackson, PhD

Jason Jackson is a full-time operations management professor in Purdue Global’s (formerly Kaplan University's) School of Business and Information Technology, where he started as an adjunct professor in June 2006. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Jackson was a major in the United States Air Force, serving honorably for 15 years as an aviator and acquisitions expert in 65 countries during both humanitarian and combat operations. He holds Level II Certification in Project Management from Defense Acquisition University. In 2010, Dr. Jackson was inducted as an inaugural member of the Purdue University “40 Under 40” recognizing their top 40 alumni under age 40. In 2006, Jason was selected as the Outstanding Representative of the Year for the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute.

Dr. Jackson has extensive experience with certification of flight simulators, software engineering management, project management, change management, risk management, and strategic thinking. In 2013, Dr. Jackson developed an original theory, the grounded theory of information overload executive coping mechanisms. His research focuses on information overload as experienced by senior leaders.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Management and Decision Sciences, Walden University 
  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, University of Phoenix 
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Purdue University