Joy Jackson comes to Merit America from Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business where she served as Associate Director of the Ph.D. in Business, concentration in Executive Business Research, program.  Prior to her work at Virginia Tech, Joy also held positions at Brookings Executive Education and UNC Chapel Hill where she served as Admissions Director for MPA@UNC, the online format of the university’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. Joy is an alumna of UNC Chapel Hill’s residential MPA program and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship.  She is passionate about education and has 15 years of public service experience.