Jackson State University is a historically black university in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1877 in Natchez, Mississippi as Natchez Seminary by the American Baptist Home Mission Society of New York, the Society moved the school to Jackson in 1882, renaming it Jackson College, and developed its present campus in 1902. It became a state-supported public institution in 1940, and it is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Jackson State University started as Natchez Seminary, a private school, under the auspices of the American Baptist Home Mission Society of New York, to educate Mississippis newly freed and underprivileged blacks. Located in Jackson, the capital city and the cultural, political, geographic and business center of Mississippi, the campus is a scenic 125-acre tract only five minutes from downtown and less than twenty minutes from Jackson International Airport. Jackson State University is a public institution. Jackson State Universitys ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities. Subsequently, between 1953 and 1956, the curriculum was expanded to include a graduate program and bachelors programs in the arts and sciences; the name was then changed to Jackson State College in 1956. Jackson State University has a distinguished history, rich in the tradition of educating young men and women for leadership, having undergone seven name changes as it grew and developed. The Division of Research and Federal Relations at Jackson State University is the conduit for the university’s interactions with the local community, state, nation, and the world in the area of sponsored programs. The achievements of the university’s faculty, staff and students, along with the expertise of the university’s scholars are shared with the broader community. The Division creates, promotes and supports a research environment by helping faculty, staff and students identify opportunities and secure externally funded grants, contracts and cooperative agreements.
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The following is the list of scholars from Jackson State University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences