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Christopher Jackson

Associate Professor

Harris Hall 5130

Office hours: Monday, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.; Thursday 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (on zoom); and by appointment


Christopher Jackson joined the Department of Focused Inquiry faculty in 2010. He has taught UNIV 111, 112, and 200 for the department, as well as courses in literature for the English Department here at VCU. As a teacher, his central goal is to create contexts in which students can cultivate essential skills and dispositions--in inquiry, writing, reading, thinking, noticing, and metacognition--that allow them to engage more actively and imaginatively in their learning. He believes that art of asking questions is at the center of learning. His favorite questions are: "What is worth learning?" and "What do we mean by ____?"


  • M.A., English Literature and Criticism, University of Virginia
  • B.A., English, College of William and Mary

Courses Taught

  • UNIV 111
  • UNIV 112
  • UNIV 200


  • University College Overall Excellence in Teaching Award (2018)


  • AESA