Dr. Kathleen Jones joined Juniata College's Education department in August 2005, coming to Juniata after 17 1/2 years teaching high school and middle school. She is certified in Agricultural Education (K-12); General Science (7 -12); Environmental Science (K-12); and holds a Principal's Certification (K-12). She also has a writing specialist certificate from Penn State Harrisburg and is a National Writing Project Fellow.
Jones also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania (East Africa 1985-87). She has two B.S. degrees, one in Agricultural Education, and the other in Animal Production (both completed in 1985). Her M.S. in Agricultural Education (completed in 1995) concluded with her thesis: Globalizing the Jr/Sr High School Curriculum using Agriculture as a Focus. She completed her Ph.D. in 2009 in Curriculum and Instruction and the title of her dissertation is "Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Science Inquiry and Professional Development Challenges and Opportunities."
Jones is in charge of the secondary science and math certification students and also serves as a pre-health professions advisor for Pre-Meds and Pre-Vets.