JACKIE WHITEHEAD, EdD, is a native of Alabama and lives in the small coastal town of Orange Beach. Dr. Whitehead is an adjunct lecturer with a concentration in secondary and collegiate education. Dr. J., as she is fondly referred to, received her doctorate in educational leadership, K-12 and an educational specialist degree, K-12 from Jones International University, Colorado. She received her master of science degree in secondary education with an area of specialization in English language arts from Spring Hill College, Alabama, and a bachelor of science degree in secondary education with a focus in English language arts and business administration from the University of Mobile, Alabama. She currently enjoys guest lecturing on the benefits of etiquettes and manners as a tool for success. Dr. Whitehead's collegiate focus is in the introduction to public speaking, and her secondary education concentrations are drama, English, speech, and business Administration.
Dr. Whitehead has been affiliated with the following professional organizations: American Education Research Association (AERA), the Education Theatre Association (EdTA), and the International Thespian Society (ITS). Whitehead has served as the USTA Southern Section State Community Tennis coordinator (Alabama); the Southern Alabama Tennis Association's executive director, and as the executive director of past Model Expo Events (Mobile, Alabama). She has volunteered as a district judge (Alabama) for the Trumabauer (Theater Arts) Festival and chaired the Bay Area Thespian Shakespeare Competition for many years.
Dr. Whitehead enjoys writing books, articles, plays, producing plays and judging fine arts events and competitions. She also enjoys guest speaking on topics of her expertise and interests and working with youth projects in her community. She enjoys world travel and is a curator for historical masters fine art.