Curriculum Development Series: Critical Thinking

May 8–9, 2018 | Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


Jackson NickersonJackson Nickerson, Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis

Jackson Nickerson is the Frahm Family Professor of Organization and Strategy at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. He also is the Associate Dean and Director of the Brookings Executive Education, and a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. In a prior life he was systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

His research, which can be found in the leading academic journals, has won numerous awards including twice winning the Olin Award Recognizing Research That Transforms Business.  His research on pharmaceutical manufacturing, which has been discussed in Business Week, has led to tangible changes in the way the FDA oversees pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Jackson is the architect of Leading Thinking®, a new approach to leadership development developed through  Brookings Executive Education.  He is the author of several books including Leading Change in a Web 2.1 World, Tackling Wicked Government Problems, Leading Change from the Middle and Leading in Government.

Through executive education and consulting activities, Jackson has engaged and impacted numerous organizations for government, industries, and not-for-profits including architecture and art, chemicals, universities, finance, health care, and pharmaceuticals.