Marsha Ross-Jackson

Marsha Ross-Jackson

Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development and head of the Office of Diversity, Equity and
Chicago-Kent College

About this Speaker

Marsha has a BA in Biology, a Masters in Public Administration, and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and inducted in the Order of the Coif. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and the Executive Director of the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Institute for Law and the Workplace, as well as Assistant Dean of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Affairs and Professional Development.


She also leads the Chicago-Kent Labor and Employment Law Externship Program and serves as the Director of its Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program. In 2015, Marsha received the Student Bar Association’s Adjunct Professor of the Year Award.


Marsha consults with company leaders regarding labor and employee relations topics. Marsha has also developed and delivered several workplace-training modules, including but not limited to: Anti-Discrimination/Harassment, FMLA/ADA/ADAAA, Discipline and Documentation, Performance Management, Building a Culture of Inclusion, Leading Change, Effective Decision-Making, Employee Engagement, and Personal Accountability. Marsha is a frequent speaker on topics pertaining to diversity pipeline programs, as well as legal education and career strategies for those interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession.



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