Earlham College Mic Jackson, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor
Environmental Programs
In Menorca
Earlham College


Fall 2015

Winter 2015



to my home page. I began teaching mathematics at Earlham in 1985, lead our environmental programs from 1997 until 2010 after my return from a two year stint at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, and retired from full-time teaching in June 2013.

Mathematics and the Environment

entered my life as career interests after I had earned a BS in Civil Engineering in 1969, and worked as a civil engineer in the US Air Force for 6 years. After leaving the Air Force, I returned to school, earning an MS in mathematics in 1977, and a Ph.D. in mathematics education in 1981. My work with environmental programs provided an opportunity for me to join my two life-long career interests. I am fortunate to have had such an engaging career.


is the part of my life that most defines me. Sandy and I met and married while I was in graduate school, and we've grown together over our 39 years together. We've raised Emily (born 1981) and Adam (born 1987), and are thankful for everything our children have brought into our lives, including the surprises and detours. Emily attended Earlham and majored in Art. In May of 2007, she married Andy Nelson, an Earlham classmate whom we are pleased to have in our family. They live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Adam also decided to attend Earlham and majored in History. He is living and working in Indianapolis, Indiana.


from full time teaching at the end of the academic year 2012-2013 provided the next big step in my life. The College and I have agreed that I will continue to teach a course each semester for the next few years. Sandy and I have opened a Bed and Breakfast at our home, across the street from Earlham. We've been busy with Earlham-related guests and enjoy hosting old friends and making new ones.

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