- Ph.D., Georgia State University
- M.S. Accounting (Tax Concentration), Appalachian State University
- M.Acc. (Audit and Systems), The University of Georgia
- B.A. (Cum Laude) Economics, St. Andrews University (NC)
Dr. Jones is a licensed CPA (FL) and her professional experience includes Big 4 public accounting, Fortune 500 financial services, and a sole proprietorship. After several years in the accounting profession, she was a guest lecturer at Appalachian State University which was the catalyst to pursue a doctoral degree.
She completed her PhD at Georgia State University and has served on faculty at the University of North Florida, Valdosta State University, and Mercer University (Atlanta). Dr. Jones has published in The Tax Adviser, The CPA Journal, Strategic Finance, The ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research, Issues in Accounting Education, and others. She enjoys mentoring students and challenging them for a successful professional career.
Dr. Jones is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), AAA’s American Taxation Association, AAA’s Diversity Section, and the AICPA. Her leadership experience includes Associate Dean for Accreditation, Assessment, and Continuous Improvement; Accounting Department Head; Board Chair and State Coordinator for the Florida Office of Women in Higher Education (an independent, state network for the American Council on Education’s Women’s Network); and multiple officer roles in the American Taxation Association.