Susan Jones

Assistant Professor, Education; Department Chair of Education

573-592-1107

susan.jones@williamwoods.edu

Summary of Expertise:

  • Distance Learning
  • Technology Integration

Education:

  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M., 1999
    Specialization: Distance Learning and Technology Integration
    Concentration: Educational Administration & Curriculum & Instruction
    Minor: Business Administration
  • M.A. in Educational Management & Development, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M., 1994
    Minor: Curriculum and Instruction
  • B.S.E. with a minor in English, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M., 1993
    Endorsement: Language Arts

Professional Achievements:

  • First-grade teacher, Esther Elementary, Lebanon, Mo., 2007-2010
  • Director of distance learning and training solutions at Creative Training Results, Springfield, Mo., 2006-2007
  • Assistant professor and technology program coordinator, Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., 2000-2006
  • Grant administrator of the U.S. Department of Education PT3 Grant, Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., 2000-2003
  • eHighSchool instructional designer, Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., 2000-2003
  • Distance learning director and technology trainer, National Treasury Employees Union, El Paso, Texas,1994-2000
  • Instructor, customized training program, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M., 1999
  • First-grade teacher, Chaparral Elementary School, Chaparral, N.M., 1994-1995
  • Teacher, Methodist Church, Las Cruces, N.M.,1989-1994
  • Service Activities:


  • Pearson Higher Education Publishers Advisory Council, 2010-present
  • Pearson Higher Education Publishers Reviewer, 2010- present
  • Professional Learning Community (PLC) Leader, 2008- present
  • Instructional Practices Inventory Evaluator, 2008- present
  • Math Textbook Committee, 2008-2009
  • Technology Committee, 2008- present
  • Steering Committee, 2008- present
  • Hospitality Committee, 2007- present
  • Ad Hoc Sub-Committee to DIPP (Distance Learning) Committee, 2006
  • Chair, Exceptions Committee, 2005-2006
  • Chair-elect Exceptions Committee, 2005
  • RPT Revisions Committee, 2004-2005
  • sNEA Faculty Advisor, 2004-2006
  • Academic Development Center Grant Reader for SMSU Teaching Fellowship Program, 2004
  • IMT Coordinator Representative for the Kauffman Team Visit, 2004
  • COE Technology Committee, 2003-2006
  • Instructional Media Technology Graduate Advisory Committee, 2003-2006
  • COE United Way Campaign Coordinator, 2003-2005
  • COE 911 Tree Planting Volunteer for Skyline, 2003
  • COE United Way Campaign Coordinator, 2003
  • COE Exceptions Committee Member, 2002-2005
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Task Force Committee, 2002-2004
  • ePortfolio Development Committee, 2002-2004
  • Elementary Education Program Committee, 2002-2004
  • Search Committee – Elementary Education, 2002-2003
  • Search Committee – Early Childhood, 2002-2003
  • CGEIP Committee, 2002-2003
  • CGEIP Sub-committee Chair Evaluating Several General Ed. Courses, 2002-2003
  • PEC Committee – Professional Development Committee, 2001-2003
  • Missouri Distance Learning Association Member (representing SMSU), 2001-2002
  • On-Line Master’s Policy Committee, 2001-2002
  • On-Line Master’s Reading Curriculum Committee, 2001-2002
  • Search Committee- Secondary Education, 2001-2002
  • Instructional Media Technology Committee Member, 2000-2003
  • eHighSchool Advisory Board Member, 2000-2002
  • COE Representative for Center for Scientific in Education Planning Committee, 2000-2002
  • COE Committee representative for eHighSchool Faculty/Staff Planning Committee – eHighSchool Instructor, 2001
  • COE Faculty Sponsor – Goals 2000 Student Support Group, 2000
  • COE Coordinator Summer Math Institute (Springfield Public School and University of Missouri – Rolla), 2000

Certification:

  • State of Missouri Building Level Administrator’s License K-8
  • State of Missouri Building Level Administrator’s License 7-12
  • State of Missouri Teacher’s License Early Childhood B-3
  • State of Missouri teacher’s License Elementary Education 1-6
  • State of New Mexico; Elementary K-8, Language Arts

Affiliations:

  • Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) board member, distance learning division representative, 2006-2007 pre-kindergarten (P-K) expert panel (developing standards for the teaching role), 2002-2003
  • International Reading Association (IRA), Springfield Chapter president, 2004-2005
    nominating committee, 2004; president-elect, 2004
    vice-president, 2003; vice-president elect, 2003;
    membership board chair, 2002-2003
    publicity chair, 2001-2002
  • American Lung Association of Western Missouri Green County Service Council Advisory Board Member, 2002-2005
  • Springfield Public Schools – Sequiota Elementary School Volunteer – Literacy Centers, 2002-2004
  • Missouri Distance Learning Association, 2002-2003 chair, annual conference planning committee, 2002
    advisory board member, 2001-2002
  • Language Arts Department of the SW Missouri Association of Teachers of English (LAD) K-12 Fair Judge, Reed Spring, Mo., 2002
  • 18th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning Conference planning consultant – Distant Learning Programming Issue, 2002
  • Co-Advisor of Graduate Student Research Thesis, 2001-2002
  • ST3 grant Synchronous online website brownbag facilitator, 2002
    Asynchronous online website discussion board facilitator, 2002
    Co-coordinator of faculty/K-12 interactions, 2001-2002
    Technology specialists, 2001-2002
    Faculty administrative liaison, 2001-2002
    Executive committee, 2001-2002
    “Training consultant” for individual faculty members, 2001-2002
    WWW homepage designer and editor, 2001-2002
    Co-host, collaborative exchange site visit, SMSU, Springfield, Mo., 2001
    Co-host of Missouri ST3 K-12 participating public school teacher dinner, Missouri Educational Technology Conference, Tan-Tar-A, 2001
    Co-Host of ST3 Teacher Appreciation Dinner, SMSU, Springfield, Mo., 2001
    Co-Host Missouri’s Regional Preparing Tomorrows Teachers to Use Technology (ST3) grant recipients at SMSU, 2001
    ST3 brownbag facilitator, 2001
    Co-host of Missouri PT3 awardees dinner at Missouri Educational Technology Conference, Tan-Tar-A, 2000
    Co-host ST3 Retreat – Professional Development to enhance teaching, Reed Spring, Mo., 2000
  • Educational Development Associates, Special Report #1 Reviewer, 2001; Special Report #7 Reviewer, 2001.
  • eHighSchool WWW Homepage Designer and Editor –Faculty/Teacher Support, 2002
    COE Site-Facilitator Graduate Credit Training Coordinator, 2001
    COE Advisor on Distance Learning Initiatives, 2000
    Co-Coordinator, Student Orientations, 2000
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2000-2003
  • American Council for Distance Education and Training, Inc. (ACDET), 2000-2002
  • DESE Technology Task Force – Public School Technology Plan, 2000

Honors and/or awards:

  • College of Education Excellence in Research Award, 2004
  • College of Education Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003
  • Master Advisor, 2003
  • Who’s Who Among University Students, 1999-2000
  • National Dean’s List, 1993-1994
  • Graduate, Distinction in University Honors, 1993
  • Who’s Who Among University Students, 1993
  • Crimson Scholar, 1989-1993
  • University Honors, 1989-1993

Publications:

  • Jones, S. (2010). Author, “Budgeting Crisis for Schools and Economic Woes for Parents” – Tumblebook Library Offers Possibilities for School and Parents. “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://www.unco.edu/AE-Extra/2010/3/jones.html
  • Jones, S. (2010). Author, “Chronicle of A Midwest Public Schools Approach to Technology Integration; Lessons Learned-Continued. “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://www.unco.edu/AE-Extra/2010/2/jones.html
  • Jones, S. (2010). Author, “Chronicle of a Midwest Public Schools Approach to Technology Integration; Lessons Learned.” “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://www.unco.edu/AE-Extra/2010/1/jones.html
  • Jones, S. (2007). Author, “Ten Great Online Journals to Read over Spring Break.” “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco/edu / students/AE-Extra
  • Jones, S. (2006). Author, “The Christmas Magic of a Pedometer.” “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco/edu/students/AE-Extra
  • Jones, S. (2006). Author, “Wikis Are Popular, But What Can You Do With One?” “The Techno Corner” Academic Exchange Extra Online at http://asstudents.unco/edu/students/AE-Extra
  • Jones, S. (2006). Author, “MySpace or Predator Space.” “The Techno Corner” October issue. Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco/edu/students/AE-Extra
  • Jones, S. (2006). Author, “Considerations Before Selecting an eGradebook.” “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco/edu/students/AE-Extra
  • Jones, S. (2006). Author, “3.2 Billion Cut from Education: My Personal Soapbox.” “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco/edu/students/AE-Extra
  • Jones, S. (2006). Author, “Using Graphic Organizers in the K-12 Classroom with Technology.” “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco/edu/students/AE-Extra
  • Jones, S. (2006). “Evaluation of Instructor Knowledge on Structuring and Facilitating Effective Online Discourse.” Journal of Educators Online (JEO) at http://www.thejeo.com. (International, double blind refereed journal)
  • Jones, S. (Winter, 2006). Electronic Classroom. “Exploring Mars in the Classroom with Computers.” Kappa Delta Pi Record. (International, double blind peer reviewed journal)
  • Jones, S. (2005). From Passive Note Taking and Lectures to Webquest in Higher Education: Understanding the Importance and How to Create One. Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco.edu/students/AE-Extra. (International, double blind peer reviewed journal)
  • Jones, S. (2005). A Seuss-A-Bration: Literature Celebrated Computer Style. Reading Online at http://www.readingonline.org/articles/art_index.asp. (International, adjudicated peer reviewed journal)
  • Jones, S. (2005). Author, Technology Fun for the Holidays. “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco/edu/students/AE-Extra
  • Jones, S. (2005). Author, “New Orleans Under Water – Is Distance Learning A Viable Solution for College Students?” “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco/edu/students/AE-Extra
  • Jones, S. (2005). Author, “Read All About It – Broadcasting in the Classroom Made Easy.” “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco/edu/students/AE-Extra
  • Jones, S. (2005). Author, “Free Online Teacher Training --- What’s the Catch?” “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco/edu/students/AE-Extra.
  • Jones, S. (2005) Author, “Making the Leap to Online Teaching: Jumping for the Wrong Reasons – Is it Right?” “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco/edu/students/AE-Extra
  • Jones, S. (2005). Author, “PDA’s Have Great Promise – Is One in Your Future?” “The Techno Corner,” Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco.edu/students/AE-Extra.
  • Jones, S. (2004). “The Ten Commandments in Designing Online Courses.”Academic Exchange Extra online at http://asstudents.unco.edu/students/AE-Extra (international, double blind peer reviewed journal)
  • Jones, S. (2004). Success in Teaching “Educational Applications of Computer for Learning” Online. 20th Annual Conference Proceedings on Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison, Wis.
  • Jones, S. (2004). Instructional Media and Technologies for Learning Supplemental Website author for Heinich, Molenda, Russel & Smaldino’s text Instructional Media and Technologies,” 7th ed. Publishers: Prentice Hall.
  • Wilson, C., Jones, S., & Hail, J. (2003). Projecting knowledge: How to transform one classroom computer into a powerful learning tool. Learning and Leading with Technology, 31(1), 42-45. (Major National Discipline-based, editorially-reviewed journal)
  • Wilson, C., Jones, S., & Hail, J. (2003). The center of knowledge: How to transform one classroom computer into a powerful learning tool. Learning and Leading with Technology, 31(2), 42-45. (Major National Discipline-based, editorially-reviewed journal)
  • Wilson, C., Jones, S., & Hail, J. (2003). Independent study: How to transform one classroom computer into a powerful learning tool. Learning and Leading with Technology, 31(2), 46-49. (Major National Discipline-based, editorially-reviewed journal)
  • Jones, S. (2003) Interactive Online Courses: Fact or Fiction. Online series published on the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) third-edition of the Division of Distance Learning issue-oriented papers and asynchronous discussion at http://www.aect.org (Paper was moderated online after publication by the author). (Major National Discipline-based, peer reviewed journal)
  • Jones, S. (2002). Connecting Multimedia Technology, Literacy and Inquiry. The Missouri reader, 27 (1) 15-17. (State, double peer reviewed journal)
  • Jones, S. & Wilson, C. (2002). “At-Home” Family Literacy Projects to Enhance Classroom Learning and Instruction Using the Computer. The Missouri Reader, 26 (2), 4-8. (State, double peer reviewed journal)
  • Wilson, C., Hail, J. & Jones, S. (2001). Making Literature Discussions Come Alive Using Multiple Intelligences. The Missouri Reader, 26 (1), 6-8. (State, double peer reviewed journal)
  • Cyrs, T., Conway, J., Shonk, J., Jones, S. (1997). Co-Author, See, Jane, See-Communicating Beyond Words Handbook. New Mexico State University, Center for Educational Development, Las Cruces, N.M.