Dr. Jones was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina and then lived in Denver Colorado for his post-graduate education. He worked his way to Full Professor of Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University and is now Professor and Chair of Communication Studies at Marshall University.
Communication Studies - University of North Carolina Greensboro
Gender and Women's Studies - University of North Carolina Greensboro
Human Communication Studies (with a focus on Culture and Communication) - University of Denver
Diversity and inclusion are at the core of my values and practices as an academic. I have had direct and substantive engagement with inclusive excellence (IE) for 16 years.
Through my core commitments to IE, I strive: to advocate for my constituents, engage in research that amplifies the voice of people with multiple marginalized identities, teach classes that focus on cultural literacy and social justice, and help make institutional and structural changes from inside and outside of “the room” that will have lasting effects.
The knowledge, perspective, and edification that come from diverse encounters are not to be underestimated. They're renewable, not finite, fuels for our growth and progress as a society.