Dean and Professor of Education
Polk Hall feels like home to Dr. Leslie Jones. It’s where she not only spent her undergraduate and graduate days but also her professional ones.
“My experience at Nicholls as an undergraduate inspired me to pursue further education, which has enhanced my personal and professional life,” Jones says. “My professors took a sincere interest in my projects and encouraged me to pursue a doctorate. I feel blessed to work in the department of which I am a product.”
Jones joined the Nicholls staff in 2000 as an assistant professor, before being promoted to an associate professor in 2006. She also serves as a member of the Nicholls Alumni Federation Board of Directors. Her research endeavors, which have involved partnerships with colleagues and school districts in the region, focus on school reform, accountability and leadership.
“As an associate professor, I enjoy the multiple roles that I am allowed to perform — advising students, observing them during student teaching experiences, researching and serving the college, department and university. Most of all, I am passionate about teaching.”
In her spare time, Jones enjoys gardening, reading, writing and researching information regarding student achievement.
B.S., M.Ed., Nicholls State University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University
EDUC 307 – Methods of Instruction in Business Education
EDUC 314 – Methods of Instruction in Secondary Social Studies
EDUC 316 – Methods of Instruction in Secondary English
EDUC 318 – Methods of Instruction in Secondary Mathematics
EDUC 319 – Methods of Instruction in Secondary Science
EDLE 507 – Facilitating Best Practices to Improve Instruction
EDLE 508 – Practices in School Leadership for School Improvement
EDLE 594 – Capstone: Internship in School Leadership
EDAS 526 – School Personnel Administration
EDAS 530 – School-Community Relations
EDAS 581 – Federal, State and Local Education Law
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