Veronica Jones

Visiting Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies



Veronica Jones, Ph.D. is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at Texas A & M University, her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies at the University of Houston, and a B.A. in Elementary Education at Southern University A & M College. Dr. Jones brings over ten years of K-12 experience as in English as a Second Language educator. 

Dr. Jones has been named as a Faculty and Research Affiliate with Project M.A.L.E.S (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) at the University of Texas since 2015, and for the past two years served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas. While in that position, she  served as a member of the Diversity Education Initiatives (DEI) as part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.  She is currently a research team member for the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color and also served as a research consultant for the Engaging Latino Students for Transfer and College Completion project as part of the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE).  

In 2016 Dr. Jones received an Officers’ Research Grant from the William T. Grant Foundation for the ‘Programs, Policies, and Practices that Reduce Inequality’ initiative in the amount of $25,000.  She is currently conducting a research project entitled  “How Black Youth Utilize Engagement and Activism to Challenge Social Inequalities on PWI Campuses.” Her research agenda focuses on multidimensional racial identity development, student success and mentoring for male students of color, and student engagement and activism related to institutional diversity.