A leading student affairs scholar-practitioner previously recognized by the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) with the Doris Ching Award for Excellence as a Student Affairs Professional, Dr. David E. Jones is the director of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and a diversity consultant, trainer and speaker for universities, corporations and community organizations.
Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Windsor, Connecticut, David holds a doctorate of education in organizational leadership and communication from Northeastern University, a master of education in college student affairs from the University of South Florida, a bachelor of science in communications from Eastern Connecticut State University and is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Prior to joining Rutgers, his career includes serving in various student affairs leadership roles in residence life, student conduct and multicultural affairs at the City University of New York, University of Massachusetts Lowell, New York University and University of South Florida.
Dr. Jones has been recognized with several regional and national awards for his work, which centers on social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion, with an interest on the intersection of identity and leadership in higher education. He has delivered more than 80 educational conference sessions, workshops or keynotes and is the co-author of an article published in The Journal of College Student Development that examined the role of race and racism in the experiences of black male resident assistants at predominately white universities. He was previously selected as a speaker for the NASPA SA Speaks Series and has appeared on the Higher Ed Live Network Student Affairs Live show.
Connect with David on twitter, @davidearljones.