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Dr. Jennifer A. Jones

Assistant Professor 
Nonprofit Management and Leadership in Rural and Urban Communities

Jennifer Amanda Jones, Ph.D. is the Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management and Leadership in the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. She has a 60% research and 40% teaching appointment. At the undergraduate level, she teaches nonprofit management (FYC4409), nonprofit leadership (FYC4408), and nonprofit human resources (FYC4428). At the graduate level, she teaches nonprofit human resources (FYC6932). She supervises both graduate and undergraduate research.

Dr. Jones’ general research interests include nonprofit management, nonprofit leadership, and philanthropic giving. She specializes in using constructive developmental theory to explain variation in philanthropic giving, and she uses a highly specialized methodological technique—the Subject-Object Interview. Dr. Jones has provided methodology-related consulting to universities and institutions in the United States, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, and Ireland.

Dr. Jones has published (or has articles forthcoming) in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, and Organisational and Social Dynamics. Her scholarship of teaching and learning publications have been included in journals such as Active Learning in Higher Education and North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. She has published multiple teaching resources, technical reports (http://fycs.ifas.ufl.edu/research-nonprofit/), and book chapters, including chapters on nonprofit social media policies and technology in nonprofit human resources.

Dr. Jones received the 2014 Emerging Scholar award from ARNOVA, one of the leading associations for nonprofit sector research. She also won a 2017 Best Conference Paper award from the Academy of Management. Dr. Jones is a member of Nu Lambda Mu, the international honor society for nonprofit scholars, and she was a 2016-2017 Global Teaching Fellow with the Global Education Lab.

Prior to joining the faculty at UF, Dr. Jones was a research associate at the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research where she was involved in highly publicized research projects benchmarking the nonprofit sector in San Diego and in the State of California. Additionally, Dr. Jones has spent more than 15 years working with both domestic and international nonprofit organizations of various types and sizes, including health, human services, education, microfinance, and environmental organizations. She also served on the board of directors for a community foundation.