Jackson Parrish

Jackson Parrish


  • MA Student


  • Graduate Assistant

I am a second-year graduate student in the field of history, working to earn my master’s degree and eventually pursue a doctorate. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education from Mississippi State University of Meridian. Following that I taught middle school for a year, but now I am back at Mississippi State. My interest is in the creation of a mass culture in the late 19th and early 20th century and the culture surrounding alcohol consumption at that time.

Graduate Teaching Assistant at Mississippi State University August 2020-Present

• Taught early and modern US history

Teaching at Magnolia Middle School, Meridian MS August 2019-May 2020

• Teaching 7th grade US history

Student Teaching at Clarkdale High School, Meridian, MS January 2018-May 2018

• Taught government, law, and economics

• Taught mostly senior students

Practicum at Southeast High School, Meridian, MS August 2017-November 2017

• Observed senior students

• Taught a lesson on the Great Depression

Phil Hardin Foundation Award, 2015

Meridian Community College Honors College, 2013-2015

Dean’s Scholar, 2013-2015

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, 2014-2015

Meridian Community College Honors College Scholarship, 2013-2015

MS Eminent Scholars Grant, 2013-2015

Eagle Award, 2013-2014

President’s Scholarship Freshman and Sophomore, 2013-2015

Thomas & Norma Bourdeaux Scholarship, 2014-2015

Graduated Magna Cum Laude in Secondary Education, 2016