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Colleen Jones is an educator and consultant, specializing in organizational behavior and development, and managerial and executive training.
Dr. Jones earned her Doctorate of Business Administration degree in Organizational Behavior from The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management (Department of Management Science). She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa in Accounting and Quantitative Analysis; and a Master of Business Administration degree in Management and Finance from The University of Southern California.
Dr. Jones received an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women to underwrite her doctoral research project titled, "Learning to Lead: A Study of the Developmental Paths of African-American Women College Presidents." That dissertation was recognized by the Academy of Management's Women in Management Division with the Best Dissertation Award Runner Up Certificate.
Dr. Jones is Assistant Professor of Management at The University of Nebraska - Lincoln. From 1991-1996, she was a member of the faculty of the Suffolk University (Boston, MA) Frank Sawyer School of Management as an Assistant Professor of Management. She teaches courses in leadership, organizational behavior and development, and management communications. In addition to her teaching background, Dr. Jones also has ten years of experience in management and higher education administration (which includes being Assistant to the President of Tennessee State University, and the Director of Special Support Services and TRIO Coordinator at The University of Iowa); and college level teaching in business administration, and the behavioral sciences at The University of Tennessee and The George Washington University.
Dr. Jones is a certified administrator and consultant for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) which she often utilizes in her teaching, research and consulting activities. Her research interests include: 1)leadership development; 2)access and advancement of women and people of color in executive positions; 3)cognitive style assessment; 4) stress; and 5)organizational communication issues (e.g., networking, conflict resolution).
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Jones currently resides in Lincoln, NE. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education; and is presently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Educational Opportunity. Ms. Jones' professional accomplishments and community service activities are noted in the 3rd Edition of Who's Who Among Black Americans, as well as in the 1989-1990 Edition of Who's Who of Women Executives.