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Professor Dennis Jackson, PhD.

June 30, 1945 ~ May 10, 2024

Professor Dennis Jackson, PhD., 78, formerly of Newark, DE passed away May 10, 2024 in Vero Beach, FL.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Whitney of Vero Beach.

A detailed obituary will be published within the coming days.


Eric Ruth

May 14, 2024, 1:37 pm

Unstintingly supportive and inspiring, Dennis also was such a kind-hearted man, and his infectiously upbeat attitude sustained many weary journalism students over the years. I will always treasure his memory for being the one person who, years after my time in his class, badgered me (gently) to come back and get my degree. Thank you, Prof. Jackson, we all miss you so much.

Dennis Sandusky

May 14, 2024, 6:55 pm

Dennis was a man of boundless energy and enthusiasm. This alone would have made him a great teacher, but he was also exceptionally kind and generous with his time. He was a skilled and talented writer, editor and writing coach. Most of all, he had a unique ability to get “fired up” about writing and journalism, and to take you with him as he did. It was a privilege to know him, to be his student and to call him my friend for more than 40 years. Rest in peace, my old friend, and may your loved ones find peace in knowing how many lives you changed.

Barklie Eliot

May 15, 2024, 11:45 am

Dennis was smart, whimsical (those motorized Christmas figurines!), and generous. He gave not only material things, but also unstinting support to his wife, Anne, his friends, and his former students. May he rest in peace.

Barbara Austin

May 15, 2024, 12:47 pm

Dennis Jackson was my good friend and like a brother. He was brilliant and a mentor to many young journalists in addition to being one of the top Lawrence scholars on the world stage. I will always remember our fun times when he was a student assistant in public relations at Belhaven College in Jackson, MS, where I began my career. My deepest sympathy to Anne and all who had the pleasure of his good company.

Paul Davies

May 16, 2024, 12:44 pm

No one was more devoted to their students than Dennis. Not just for a semester, but for a lifetime. Dr. J was a great teacher, mentor and friend. He was a force of nature with boundless time and energy for everyone. Dennis planted mustard seeds of confidence in young students that grew into a generation of journalists. Dennis will be missed but his Mississippi twang will forever be heard in the hearts and minds of those who were lucky to know him.

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