Carlton Jackson is a university distinguished professor of history at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., where he has taught since 1961. He is also the university's Right Honorable Mace.
He has held four Fulbright senior lecturing awards and, in the 1989-1990 school year, was the bicentennial professor of American studies at the University of Helsinki in Finland. He has been on numerous lecture tours for the U.S. State Department and U.S. Information Agency in Asia, Europe and South America.
He has served as a visiting professor at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.; Tufts University in Medford, Mass.; the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii; Graz University in Austria; and Belize College in Belize.
Jackson lives with his wife Pat out in the wilderness of Butler County, Ky.