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Jennifer Jackson

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies


What one thing do you wish you knew on your first interview?

Thoughtful silence before answering a question is a strength, not a weakness.


What does the Rosemont Mission mean to you?

It constitutes the spiritual exercises by which I strive each day to be the most authentic person that God calls me to be.


Would you rather go backward in a time machine or have the chance to see the future?

Both – I want to delight in the eternal home to which God has invited, and continues to invite, each and every person throughout human history.


What would you like a prospective student to know most about Rosemont?

True joy is sharing deep, committed conversation about who we are, where we come from, why we are here and where we are going in a classroom on 1400 Montgomery Avenue.

Campus Involvement: Attends Mass on campus, Attending events on campus

Name 5 things you love (other than your family) or love doing?

  • Walking with Tim (my husband)
  • Running meditations
  • Detective stories
  • Sharing life conversations
  • Friendship studies

What date on your calendar are you looking forward to?

The day when the Friendship Institute becomes a reality.


If you could give an award to someone, who would you give it to and why?

My parents, for their example of deep faith and self-giving love.

How do you celebrate your faith?

Whenever I honor the call to deeper trust, hope and love of self, others and God.


Describe your favorite day off.

Morning coffee, meditation and journaling, going for an outside run followed by exercise regimen, reading a detective story, and sharing an evening meal with friends.