Jackson Nell serves on EAB’s University Research Forum team where he supports Chief Research Officers and their teams in advancing the research enterprise. His research has focused on foreign interference risks in domestic research, federal science policy, corporate R&D trends, and university-industry partnerships.
Before joining EAB, Jackson worked in political market analysis and communications at the local, state, and federal levels. His enthusiasm for education stems from his interest in higher education’s longstanding collaboration with government and industry to support economic development and innovation.
Outside of work, Jackson can be found exploring D.C.’s many neighborhoods, following elections and political events around the globe, and attempting to read every article page on Wikipedia.
Jackson graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia and earned a B.A. in Government and History. His area of focus was on World War II, income inequality, and international communist political organizations and governments. Upon graduation, he received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, one of UVA’s most prestigious recognitions.
Research and Insights
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