Jackie Beard

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Email: Jackie.Beard@fsw.edu
Phone: (239) 489-9277
Extension: 11277
Location: LEE S-102C


Dr. Jackie Beard Jr. is an esteemed educational expert specializing in enhancing the performance and achieving excellence of educational institutions, businesses, and social services organizations. With a deep-rooted passion for his field, Dr. Beard's effective leadership and management skills have become indispensable for the success of various institutional and organizational programs.

Boasting over a decade of experience in leadership and management across higher education, business, and social services institutions, Dr. Beard has consistently delivered remarkable achievements. Since 2009, he has been a valuable asset to the Florida State College system, demonstrating exceptional expertise in designing and implementing educational programs that yield positive outcomes. Dr. Beard's unwavering dedication to improving organizational performance and fostering student success has garnered significant advancements and widespread recognition throughout his illustrious career. Dr. Jackie Beard Jr. has been bestowed with numerous prestigious awards, a testament to his commitment to excellence. His induction into The Florida College System Hall of Fame, Governor Bob Graham's Distinguished Service Award, and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Staff Excellence Award exemplify his unwavering pursuit of improving the quality and precision of educational programs. Dr. Jackie Beard Jr. is a highly accomplished professional with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University. Additionally, he possesses a Master of Educational Leadership in Higher Education and a Bachelor of Social Work. His educational background equips him with a profound understanding of the principles and strategies for effective leadership within diverse settings.

Dr. Beard's exceptional expertise and genuine passion for educational program design and organizational performance improvement have made him a highly sought-after professional. He continuously inspires and empowers individuals and organizations, enabling them to unlock their full potential by implementing impactful leadership and management strategies. Reflecting on the words of Albert Schweitzer, "The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others," Dr. Beard draws inspiration to assist students and professionals in attaining their goals and reaching their fullest potential.

Education (Degrees and Certifications)

  • Doctor of Education; Educational Leadership and Management, 2021
  • Master of Arts; Educational Leadership in Higher Education, 2016
  • Bachelor of Social Work, 2013
  • Associate in Arts; Human Services, 2011
  • Barbering, 2008

Research (Publications, Presentations, and Other Projects)

  • Beard, J. (2021). Improving Student Attrition from Within: An Action Research Study. Capella University. A comprehensive study identifying, evaluating

Courses (Classes Taught Regularly)

  • SLS1515 Cornerstone Experience

Awards and Recognition

Florida College System Hall of Fame Inductee: Class of 2023 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award Governor Bob Graham Distinguished Service Award Cameron Hall Practitioner Award from the Association of Florida Colleges Florida College System Student Government Association Advisor of the Year Award