Karen Jones

Karen Jones
Associate Dean and Director of the School of Education
Assistant Professor of Middle Grades/Secondary Education
Ed.D., Ashland University
M.A., Ashland University
B.A., The Ohio State University
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Lavely-Shedenhelm Education Center 116

Dr. Karen A. Jones completed her Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Ashland University with a focus on Middle School philosophy, organization and climate. She completed her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University and her Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. Karen taught Middle School Math and Science in Marion, Oh for the last 13 years. She is active in The Association for Middle Level Educators, Ohio Middle School Association, Middle Level Professors Association and American Educational Research Association.

She has earned the Science Education Council of Ohio-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Youth Science Opportunities (Science Department) and the Ohio Middle Level Association Regional Award recognizing outstanding leadership that reflects the middle school philosophy

Karen has four adult children, two daughters’-in-law and two grandsons. She just recently learned how to swim at the YMCA and has volunteered for Marion General Hospital in Pastoral Care for the last year. She also likes to spend time with her Irish Wolfhound, Murphy.

  • Co-creator and Director of Partners in Academic Coaching for Excellence (PACE) with Judge Jay Meyer and Seneca County Juvenile Court
  • Co-authored Parallels between a collaborative research process and the middle level philosophy, Spring 2014
  • Faculty advisor for Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA)
  • Presented: Ohio Middle Level Association 2014 Annual Conference, “The Leader in YOU! How to become a leader in your middle school”, February 2014
  • Research proposal accepted for American Education Research Association Division K (Teacher and Teacher Education) New Faculty Seminar, April 2014