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Susan Jones

Professor, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: Higher Education and Student Affairs

(614) 688-8369
jones.1302@osu.edu

Personal Website

Biography

Susan Robb Jones is professor and program director in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at The Ohio State University. Prior to re-joining the faculty at Ohio State in 2010, she was an associate professor and director of the College Student Personnel program at the University of Maryland-College Park (2005-2010). 

She has published more than 25 journal articles, mostly in top-tier journals, including the Journal of College Student Development and the Journal of Higher Education, more than 18 book chapters and four books. 

She is the co-author (with Dr. Elisa S. Abes) titled Identity Development of College Students (Jossey-Bass, 2013).She and two colleagues (Drs. Vasti Torres and Jan Arminio) published a book entitled Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research: Fundamental Elements and Issues (Routledge, 2006; 2nd edition, 2014).Jones is one of the co-editors (Schuh, Jones, & Harper) of the 5th edition of Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession (Jossey-Bass, 2011), referred to as “the Green Book” and arguably the leading text book for graduate programs in higher education and student affairs.

Education

  • PhD, Counseling and Personnel Services, University of Maryland, 1995
  • MEd, Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Vermont, 1981
  • BA, Sociology, Saint Lawrence University, 1978

Research Interests

Research Summary

Her research addresses such topics as intersectionality and multiple dimensions of identity development, the role of meaning-making capacity in the construction of multiple identities, enduring influences of service-learning on college student’s identity development, required community service and developing student understanding of HIV/AIDS through community service-learning. 

Currently, Jones' project include a study of developmental readiness and outcomes associated with international service learning and working on the 6th edition of Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession and serving as editor of the journal series, New Directions for Student Services.

Honors

  • ACPA Contribution to Knowledge Award (2015)
  • University of Maryland Thomas M. Magoon Distinguished Alumni Award (2012)
  • University of Maryland Outstanding Scholar Award (2011)
  • NASPA Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member (2010)
  • The Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching (2002)
  • ACPA Emerging Scholar (2001)
  • ACPA Senior Scholar (2009) 
  • ACPA Diamond Honoree for significant contributions to higher education and student affairs (2005).  

Selected Publications

Books

  • Jones, S. R., Torres, V., & Arminio, J. (2014).  Negotiating the complexities of qualitative research in higher education: Fundamental elements and issues (2nd ed.) New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Jones, S. R., & Abes, E. S., (2013). Identity development of college students: Advancing frameworks for multiple dimensions of identity. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Schuh, J., Jones, S. R., & Harper, S. (Eds.). (2011). Student services: A handbook for the profession (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Jones, S. R., Torres, V., & Arminio, J. (2006). Negotiating the complexities of qualitative research in higher education: Fundamental elements and issues. New York, NY: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Jones, S. R. (2014). Foreword. In D. Mitchell, C. Simmons, & L. Greyerbiehl (Eds.), Intersectionality and higher education: Theory, research, and practice (pp. xi-xiv). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Wijeysinghe, C. L., & Jones, S. R. (2014). Intersectionality, identity, and systems of power and inequality.  In D. Mitchell, C. Simmons, & L. Greyerbiehl (Eds.), Intersectionality and higher education: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 9-30). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Wijeyesinghe, C. L., & Jones, S. R. (2013). Black college women and intersectionality: Examining and interweaving core concepts and themes. In T. Strayhorn (Ed.), Living at the intersections: Social identities and Black collegians. New York, NY: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Jones, S.R., & Wijeyesinghe, C. L. (2011). The promises and challenges of teaching from an intersectional perspective: Core components and applied strategies. In M. L. Ouellett (Ed.), An integrative analysis approach to diversity in the college classroom (pp. 11-20). New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 125. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Jones, S. R., & Abes, E. S. (2011). The nature and uses of theory. In J. Schuh, S. R. Jones, & S. Harper (Eds.), Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession 5th ed.; pp. 149-167). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • [Reprinted in Wilson, M. E. (Ed.). (2011). College student development theory, 2nd ed. ASHE Reader Series. Needham Heights, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing.]
  • Jones, S. R., Harper, S., & Schuh, J. (2011). Shaping the future. In J. Schuh, S. R. Jones, & S. Harper (Eds.), Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession (5th ed.; pp. 534-546). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Jones, S. R., & Palmerton, A. (2010). How to develop campus-community partnerships. In B. Jacoby & P. Mutascio (Eds.), Looking in, reaching out: A reflective guide for community service-learning professionals (pp. 163-184). Boston, MA: Campus Compact.
  • Jones, S. R. (2010). Getting to the complexities of identity: The contributions of an autoethnographic and intersectional approach. In M. B. Baxter Magolda, E. Creamer, & P. Meszaros (Eds.), Development and assessment of self-authorship: Exploring the concept across cultures (pp. 223-244). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
  • Jones, S.R., & Gasiorski, A. (2009). Service-learning, civic, and community participation: Contributions to adult development. In M. C. Smith (Ed.), Handbook of research on adult development and learning (pp. 636-669). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • Jones, S. R. (2008). Student resistance to cross-cultural engagement: Annoying distraction or site for transformation? In S. Harper (Ed.), Creating inclusive campus environments for cross-cultural learning and engagement (pp. 67-85). Washington DC: NASPA.
  • Jones, S. R., Gilbride-Brown, J., & Gasiorski, A. (2005). Getting inside the "underside" of service-learning: Student resistance and possibilities. In D. Butin & Associates (Eds.), Service-learning in higher education: Critical issues and directions (pp. 3-24). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Jones, S. R. (2004). A degree of significance: Personal and professional considerations in pursuing a PhD. In K. Renn & C. Hughes (Eds.), Roads taken: Women in student affairs at mid-career (pp.13-21). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
  • Jones, S. R., & Segawa, M. (2004). Crossing the bridge from graduate school to job one. In P. M. Magolda & J. E. Carnaghi (Eds.), Job one: Experiences of new professionals in student affairs (pp.59-76). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Journal Articles

  • Jones, S. R., LePeau, L. A., & Robbins, C. K. (2013). Exploring the possibilities and limitations of service-learning: A critical analysis of college student narratives about HIV/AIDS. Journal of Higher Education.
  • Drechsler Sharp, M. B., Riera, J-L., & Jones, S. R. (2012). Telling our stories: Using autoethnography to construct identities at the intersections. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 49(3), 315-332.
  • Jones, S. R., Kim, Y. C., & Skendall, K. C. (2012). (Re-) framing authenticity: Considering multiple social identities using autoethnographic and intersectional approaches. Journal of Higher Education, 83, 698-724.
  • Jones, S. R., Rowan-Kenyon, H. T., Ireland, S. M-Y., Niehaus, E., & Skendall, K. C. (2012). The meaning students make as participants in short-term immersion programs. Journal of College Student Development, 53, 201-220.
  • Jones, S. R., Robbins, C. K., & LePeau, L. A. (2011). Negotiating border crossing: Influences of social identity on service-learning outcomes. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 17(2), 27-42.
  • Shalka, T. R., & Jones, S. R. (2010). Differences in self-awareness related measures among culturally based fraternity, social fraternity, and non-affiliated men. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 5(1), 1-11.
  • Jones, S. R. (2009). Constructing identities at the intersections: An autoethnographic exploration of multiple dimensions of identity. Journal of College Student Development, 50, 287-304.
  • Edwards, K. E., & Jones, S. R. (2009). "Putting my man face on": A grounded theory of college men's gender identity development. Journal of College Student Development, 50, 210-228.
  • Torres, V., Jones, S. R., & Renn, K. A. (2009). Identity development theories in student affairs: Origins, current status, and new approaches. Journal of College Student Development, 50, 577-596.
  • [Reprinted in Wilson, M. E. (Ed.). (2011). College student development theory, 2nd ed. ASHE Reader Series. Needham Heights, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing.]
  • Jones, S. R., Segar, T.C., & Gasiorski, A. (2008). "It's like a double-edged sword": Understanding college student perceptions of their required high school "service-learning" experiences. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 15 (1), 5-17.
  • Abes, E. S., Jones, S. R., & McEwen, M. K. (2007). Reconceptualizing the model of multiple dimensions of identity: The role of meaning-making capacity in the construction of multiple identities. Journal of College Student Development, 48, 1-22.
  • [Reprinted in Wilson, M. E. (Ed.). (2011). College student development theory, 2nd ed. ASHE Reader Series. Needham Heights, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing.]
  • Jones, S. R., & AbesE. S. (2004). Enduring influences of service-learning on college students' identity development. Journal of College Student Development, 45, 149-166.
  • Abes, E. S., & Jones, S. R. (2004). Meaning making capacity and the dynamics of lesbian college students' multiple dimensions of identity. Journal of College Student Development, 45, 612-632.
  • Marks, H. M., & Jones, S. R. (2004). Community service in the transition: Shifts and continuities in participation from high school to college. Journal of Higher Education, 75, 307-339.