Felicia Ingram
PTA Program Director

Felicia comes to Jackson State from West Tennessee Healthcare where she was a Program Manager, and she has also been an adjunct instructor at Jackson State since 2008. She has served as the Director of Manual Therapy Education and Training at ILWTI and served as a Pediatric Physical Therapist at the Kiwanis Center for Child Development. Felicia has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from The University of Tennessee at Memphis and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University.

Jennifer Lopes
Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Jennifer Lopes comes to Jackson State from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina where she was the Dean of Extended Campus and Online Learning (ECOL). In that position she centralized, systematized, supported, and promoted ECOL to enhance student success, advance program development, and bolster enrollment, oversaw faculty and course observations and evaluations, and oversaw scheduling for online/distance learning courses. She has also served as the QEP Director/Director of the Care Planning Center and the Head of the Humanities Department at Piedmont Technical College. Dr. Lopes has a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree in Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina, and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Carolina.

Amber Nelms
Director of Institutional Research and Accountability

Amber Nelms comes to Jackson State from Northeast Mississippi Community College where she was the Director of Institutional Effectiveness. In that position she organized and conducted annual needs assessment for the entire institution, organized, trained, and assisted over 70 instructional and non-instructional units in conducting outcomes assessment, and assisted in the biannual strategic planning process. Before she was in that position, Amber was a Radiologic Technology faculty member at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Amber has a Bachelor of Science from Florida Hospital College of Health, a Master of Arts from University of Mississippi, and a Doctor of Education from Delta State University.

Sheila Rutto
Assistant Professor of Math

Sheila comes to Jackson State from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant. She has also taught Mathematics and Business Studies at high schools in Nairobi, Eldoret, and Baringo in Kenya. Sheila has a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Data Science from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Texas.

Angela Taylor-Gant
Technology Specialist

Angela comes to Jackson State from West Tennessee Healthcare where she was an EMT-Paramedic. Angela also has experience as an intern a Jackson Christian School where she would troubleshoot and resolve issues with hardware and software, assist with network connectivity issues, and perform maintenance and troubleshooting of printers, projectors, and other audio-visual technologies. Angela has an Associate of Science from Jackson State in Networking and Cyber Defense, as well as a Paramedic and EMT Certificate from Jackson State.