Dr. Jeannette K. Jones,
University Program Dean for the School of Education

Dr. Jeannette Jones has been with AIU since July 2003, and she is a full professor and the University Dean of Education.

Her research and publication interests include adaptive learning; knowledge management strategies and technologies; online learning theory, practice and design; and coaching methodologies.

“I believe that adult learners prefer application, real-world connection, social context, acknowledgement of unique learning styles, and participation in their curriculum creation,” Dr. Jones says. “Therefore, I believe that quality curriculum occurs through intentional design, focusing on an outcome-based foundation regardless of the platform, tools and resources used to facilitate the learning. I believe that learners process cognitive information through experience, world knowledge, sharing, expectations, asking questions, and peer processing. Professors must be participants in a learning relationship that requires them to know when to be the facilitator, be the expert, be the mentor and/or be the partner and adapt their approach accordingly.”

In addition to her academic credentials, Dr. Jones is a Registered Corporate Coach. She is also a member of the Kentucky and American Association of Art Therapists organizations; American Council of Academic Deans; National Association of Developmental Learning; Epsilon Pi Tau technology honors; Alpha Sigma Lambda; Business Babes; the International Society for Mind, Brain, and Education; Berea Women’s Club; Berea Arts Council; and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She also volunteers as a guest lecturer on the topics of adaptive learning, curriculum development, instructional design, adult learning theory and faculty online best practices.

Outside of AIU, Dr. Jones is a stamp designer, mixed-media artist and breast cancer survivor. She founded Stamp to Cope, Inc. where she is able to share with others her knowledge and interests in rubber stamp art and design, colored pencil and alcohol markers, water coloring and breast cancer survivor skills.

Dr. Jones is also a certified Copic, Spectrum Noir and Colored Pencil Artist, and she has lectured on many topics outside of the academic realm, such as: designing for online, stamping as a coping solution, mixed-media journaling, breast cancer survivorship, breast cancer awareness and art as a coping therapy.