I am best described as human resource development leader who applies organizational development practice and organizational communication theory to deliver results for organizations. I have for many years worked to transform organizations to improve performance and productivity. With over 25 years of experience in leadership, management, and human resource development roles, I have deep knowledge in these fields.
As a college faculty, I’ve learned the importance of student engagement with the course topic and content. To facilitate this engagement, I seek to inspire and challenge students to apply the concepts covered in my courses. My goal is to bring to students a “real world” practitioner’s perspective supported by leading-edge research. Students can expect to apply theory to practice and identify new ways to use best-practice concepts. In my classes, students dialogue, work in teams, present, and sometimes debate concepts with the goal of learning ways to enable optimum organizational performance.
- Doctor of Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 2001
- Master of Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1991
- Bachelor of Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1982
- BUS-J 404 Business and Society
- BUS-W 430 Organizations and Organizational Change
- BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations
- BUS-Z 440 Personnel–Human Resource Management
- BUS-Z 443 Training and Development
- BUS-Z 445 Recruitment and Selection
- BUS-Z 447 Leadership, Teamwork, and Diversity
- BUCO W 516 Organizational Development and Change
- BUCO J 506 Leadership and Ethics in the Business Environment
- Organizational Ethical Cultures and Practices
- Leadership and Management Competencies Models, Application and Development
- Romantic Relationships in the Workplace
- Organizational Change Process Enablers and Dysfunctions
- Teaching and Learning Strategies in Higher Education
Awards and memberships
- Mosaic Faculty Fellow 2017-2018
- Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty 2016-2017
- Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty 2014-2015
- Society of Human Resource Management
- Academy of Management
- Jones, K. J., Wills, K.V. & Berte, E. (2017). A Study of MBA Students’ Perceptions toward Business Leadership Pedagogy. Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 18.
- Liu, C. A. andJones, K. J. (2016) Integrated Risk Management on Fuel Hedging Program: A Case Study on Southwest and China Eastern Airlines, Academy of Research Journal. Vol II 74-85.
- Jones, K. J. andLiu, C. A. (2015). Ethical decision –making: a model demonstrating collectivism and individualism decision influences. Academy of Business Research Journal. Vol III74-82.
- Tomal, D. R., andJones, K. J. (2015). A Comparison of Core Competencies of Women and Men Leaders in the Manufacturing Industry. The Coastal Business Journal,14(1), 13.
- Berte, E., and Jones, K.J, (2014). The Field Trip as an Experiential Teaching Strategy to Promote Reflective Learning. Journal of the Academy of Business Education.
- Mainiero, L and Jones, K. J. (2013) Sexual Harassment Versus Workplace Romance: Social Media Spillover and Textual Harassment in the Workplace. Academy of Management Perspectives
- Borst, M. E., Jones, K. J. & Cohen, B (2012). Categorizing Transfer Students from the Two Year Perspective. In Advising Student Transfers: Strategies for today’s realities and tomorrow’s challenges. 2nd Edition. NACADA.
- Clerkin, T, Jones, K.J. & Oakes, M. O (2012). A Study of Conflict In Top Management Decision-Making: The Impact of Contribution Motive. Coastal Business Journal
- Mainiero, L & Jones, K. J. (2012) Workplace Romance 2.0: Developing a Communication Ethics Model to Address Potential Sexual Harassment from Inappropriate Social Media Contacts between Coworkers. Journal of Business Ethics.
- Jones, K. J. (2002). The Mis-Education of the African American minister: considerations for changes in developing pastors. In James L. Conyers (Ed.), Black Cultures and Race Relations. Chicago, IL: Burnham Inc, Publishers.
Certifications and Training
- Design Thinking for Innovation
- Everything DiSC
- EQ-I 2.0 / 360
- Leadership/Organizational Architect
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
- DDI Facilitation Skills Workship: Developing Extraordinary Facilitators
- Zenger Miller Leadership 2000
- BlessingWhite Helping Others Succeed
- Blanchard Situational Leadership II
- Strong Interest Inventory