Nicky Ali Jackson, Ph.D.

Professor of Criminal Justice

Executive Director, Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance

Nicky Jackson


Nicky Jackson serves as coordinator of the criminal justice program and is a professor of criminal justice. She serves as Executive Director for the Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance (CJPA) at Purdue Northwest.

I love to cook! I even have my own recipe page on Facebook.

Teaching Focus

Some of Jackson’s teaching areas include domestic violence, sexual assault, victimology, wrongful convictions, ethics, juvenile delinquency, school violence, criminology, minority issues in criminal justice, criminal law and law enforcement.

Nicky Jackson is president of The Willie T. Donald Exoneration Advisory Coalition, which was created to support those who have been, or will be, wrongfully convicted in the state of Indiana. She is also the faculty advisor to the student PNW Criminal Justice Club.

PNW professor Nicky Jackson receives the Sagamore of the Wabash award

Purdue Northwest Professor Nicky Ali Jackson awarded Sagamore of the Wabash

PNW Professor of Criminal Justice Nicky Ali Jackson was honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash, one of the highest civilian honors bestowed by the sitting Indiana governor in recognition of service to the state or the governor.

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Nicky Jackson


219-989-2384 (Department)
219-989-2352 (Office)

Office Location:

CLO 205 (Hammond)


  • Ph.D – Sociology with a concentration in Deviance, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.A.- Criminal Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.S. – Criminal Justice, Ball State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Domestic Violence
  • Victimology Wrongful Convictions
  • School Violence
  • Juvenile Delinquency