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Faculty, Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work
Gloria Hart-Jackson began teaching Substance Abuse Counseling courses at Eastfield in 1994 as an adjunct instructor. She became a full-time faculty member, teaching both Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling courses, in 1995.
She served as program coordinator of the Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling programs from 1997 to 2014, helping to elevate their recognition to national levels and structure all courses to also be offered in online formats.
Ms. Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi and a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in sociology with a specialization in addiction studies and counseling from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. She has done postgraduate work at Texas A&M University-Commerce, the University of North Texas and the Oxford University Roundtable in Oxford, England.
Honors include recognition by the Johnnie Ruth Clark Southern Regional Council of Black American Affairs in 2001; receiving the Weslene Wiley Inspirational Award for Education Services by the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) in 2005; and being listed in Who’s Who Among America's Teachers and Educators in its 2007-2008 edition. She also served as a co-host for HBO’s 2007 town hall meeting at Eastfield College screening its new DVD production “Addiction in America”; it was HBO’s first location in the nation to screen the new DVD. She was selected to appear in Who’s Who in America, 2011.
Ms. Jackson is a member of the Texas Drug Demand Reduction Advisory Committee, the South Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center Consortium, the National Addiction Studies and Standards Collaborative Committee and the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.
She holds credentials as a licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) and human services-board certified practitioner (HS-BCP).