Jacquelyn Wilson
Assistant Professor


  • Achievement gap
  • Low-income students
  • Leadership
  • Principals
  • Special education and learning disabilities

Jacquelyn O. Wilson is an assistant professor in the School of Education and the director of the Delaware Academy for School Leadership in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware. She also serves as director of Graduate Programs in Southern Delaware. Her responsibilities include administering graduate education programs at the Owens Campus; serving as a faculty member in the doctorate in school leadership program; advising students in both the masters and doctoral programs, and the development and delivery of professional development for educators in Delaware and other states. Wilson served as the director of Professional Accountability for the Delaware Department of Education from 2002-2004. Previously, Wilson served as principal at Lord Baltimore Elementary School and was named Delaware’s National Distinguished Elementary Principal in 2002 by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Wilson has a doctorate in education leadership and innovation from Wilmington University and a master’s and bachelor’s degree in education from Salisbury University.