OREM, Utah (ABC4) – A professor at the University of the Valley of Utah was featured on the History Channel in a series called “The Engineering That Built the World.”
Professor Greg Jackson took part in the first series of shows called “Race for the Railroad” which took place on October 10 and told the story of the construction of the transcontinental railroad.
On October 17, Professor Jackson appeared in the same series for a second episode that detailed the construction of the Statue of Liberty.
“Professor Jackson’s multiple presence on the History Channel is a testament to his credibility as a historian and the quality of teaching at Utah Valley University,” said Wayne Vaught, president and senior vice president of the ‘Utah Valley University. “His in-depth knowledge and fun teaching style have made him one of our most sought-after teachers.”
The professor also has a podcast called “History That Doesn’t Suck,” which is listed on the nation’s top 20 channels that cover historical topics. His podcast generates half a million downloads per month.
“It was a very fun and exciting summer project,” Jackson said. “The History Channel took me to New York several times where the episodes were filmed. I have become very familiar with John F. Kennedy International Airport!
Jackson is president and associate professor of integrated studies and deputy director of national security studies at Utah Valley University. He got his doctorate. in History from the University of Utah and teaches the history sections of the Geopolitics courses in the National Security Studies program.