Meet Dr. J.
J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, Ph.D. is a college professor, scholar, writer, and equity and inclusion strategist who provides consulting and training to individuals and organizations in the craft brewing industry. She is the founder of Craft Beer For All, a platform that works to bring the diversity of craft beer to people and the diversity of people to craft beer.
Find Dr. J On the Road
- May 7-9 - Windsor, CA || Craft Beer HR Professionals Summit
- May 30-31 - New Orleans, LA || Cultural Studies Association
- June 17 - Washington, DC || SAVOR
- Jun 27-30 - Providence, RI || HomebrewCon
- July 25-28 - Duluth, MN || Minnesota Brewers Conference
- August 5-7 - Orlando, FL || Florida Brewers Guild Meeting
- September 12-15, Long Beach, CA || California Craft Brewers Conference
- October 23-29, Malmö, Sweden || Great Swedish Beer Festival
Did You Know?
MY NAME IS JANEL
My given name is "Janel," but friends and family have called me "J" since before I can remember. I often include my middle name in writing, "Nikol," (pronounced like "Nicole") so that I'm not mistaken for a guy.
I'M KINDA DEGREEDY
I've been homebrewing beer for more than a decade. Currently I'm working on upgrading my DIY, hybrid gas/electric K-RIMS system. Check out my Instagram story at @cb4a_yall for updates!
ABOUT DR. J.
DR. J IN RECENT NEWS
- New York Times - Craft Beer Looks Beyond ‘Young White Dudes With Beards’
- Vine Pair - Hop Take: It’s About Time Craft Beer Focused on Diversity
- More Stories
DR J. AS DIVERSITY AMBASSADOR
Dr. J currently serves as the Diversity Ambassador for the Brewers Association.
Media Inquires: All media inquiries specifically pertaining to Dr. J's work as Diversity Ambassador for the Brewers Association should be directed to: