3 days / 70+ speakers
80+ seminars, workshops, and panels
National Symposium for Classical Education

Phoenix Convention Center
February 22-24, 2023
Great Hearts Institute

Robert L. Jackson

Dr. Robert L. Jackson serves as the Founding Director of the Great Hearts Institute.

For a dozen years, he served as a professor of English and education at The King’s College (New York), training future teachers in the rudiments of educational history and philosophy—i.e., the great books and the liberal arts.

Dr. Jackson’s research interests include the historical development of liberal education; the interdisciplinary integration of poetry; and the early 20th century debates between progressives and classicists concerning public schools. His articles and essays have been published in Society, Academic Questions, Mythlore, and Comment. He has also contributed a chapter on the classical charter movement to The War on Poverty: 60 Years Later (Heritage Foundation, 2019) and a case study on classical education in Understanding Character Education and Personal Development: Applications, Approaches, and Issues (McGraw-Hill, 2021).

Dr. Jackson has received awards for teaching excellence at Florida State University and The King’s College. His administrative experience includes the oversight of two university language programs, coordination of a childhood education degree, and service as an associate provost. In 2021, Dr. Jackson received the Heritage Foundation’s Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship, “in honor of his significant work to protect and advance American values through education by teaching and promoting the use of classical education in the classroom.”

After hours and with leisure, Rob can be found reading, reciting poetry, and running to keep up with his wife and five children—all of whom love to travel and explore the wonders of nature.