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Memoir

Marion E Jackson
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Marion E. Jackson, associate dean for external relations and associate
professor of art, retired from active faculty status on June 30, 1991, after a
productive career as an administrator, art historian, teacher, and researcher.

Professor Jackson received her A.B. degree in English in 1963, her M.
degree in guidance and counseling in 1964, her M.A. degree in history of art
in 1980, and her Ph.D. degree in history of art in 1985, all from the
University of Michigan. Her service to the University of Michigan began in
1968, when she was appointed assistant to the assistant dean for external
relations in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. She went on to
serve as director of freshman-sophomore advising in the college of LS&A
from 1970-73, director of academic advising from 1973-75, and assistant
dean in the College of LS&A from 1973-83. In 1986, Professor Jackson was
appointed associate dean for external relations and assistant professor of art
in the School of Art; she was promoted to associate professor in 1990.

Professor Jackson has taught in the Department of History of Art (1981-82)
and in the School of Art (1986-91) at the University of Michigan, as well as
in the Department of Art at Eastern Michigan University (1983-84). She has
also served as an associate editor in the University's Office of Development,
a writer and narrator for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and a
curator for art exhibitions.

A recipient of multiple Rackham Research Grants, Professor Jackson has
also received numerous other grants and fellowships from such
organizations as the National Endowment for the Arts, the National
Endowment for the Humanities, the Michigan Council for the Arts and the
Canadian Department of Indian Affairs for field study with Inuit artists in
the Northwest Territories.

Over the years, Professor Jackson has published many articles, catalogs and
narratives, including the Par exhibition catalog (1988); Ruth Weisberg:
Paintings, Drawings, Prints 1968-88 (exhibition catalog, 1988);
Contemporary Inuit Drawings (exhibition catalog, 1987, with essays by
Judith Nasby and Nelson H. Graburn); and The Vital Vision: Drawings by
Ruth Annaqtuusi Tuluriak (exhibition catalog, with David F. Pelly, 1986).
The Regents now acknowledge the contributions of this distinguished
faculty member by naming Marion E. Jackson Associate Professor Emeritus
of Art.