March 23, 2020

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JSU associate professor joins School of Population Health faculty

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Rodney Washington, Ed.D.

Portrait of Dr. Rodney Washington

Dr. Rodney Washington, associate professor and coordinator of online education at Jackson State University, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professorĀ in the Department of Population Health Sciences.

After receiving his B.S. in criminal justice from Mississippi Valley State University in 1993, Washington earned his M.A. in criminology and justice services at Jackson State University in 1996. He went on to earn his Ed.D. in early childhood education in 2001 at JSU and his M.S. in clinical mental health counseling in 2015 at JSU.

Washington joined the JSU faculty in 2002 as an assistant professor of education and became interim chair of elementary and early childhood education there in 2006. In 2007 he was promoted to associate professor and chair of elementary and early childhood education and, ultimately, associate professor and coordinator of online education in 2014.

A Robert Woods Johnson culture of health leader, Washington is the author or coauthor of nine articles published in peer-reviewed journals and 12 presentations at scientific conferences nationally. A Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society inductee and an active member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the American Educational Research Association, Washington serves as a reviewer for the Center for Academic and Student Life Assessment; the Researcher, an interdisciplinary journal; the Journal of Negro Education; the Journal of Educational Foundations; and the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

His research interests and current efforts focus on reducing stigma and increasing awareness of biomedical interventions for sexual minority groups in Mississippi.