Vincent Jones, a Health Education doctoral student with a concentration in Applied Statistics, is a Gates Millennium Scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University in the department of Health and Behavior Studies. Jones holds a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology with minors in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and Music from Middlebury College in Vermont. He also earned a Master’s in Education Policy from Teachers College in 2014. Jones wrote his interdisciplinary master’s thesis, “Exploring Undergraduate Gender Play on Facebook,” under the direction of Professors Aaron Pallas and Hope Jensen Leichter. He also served as a research assistant to Prof. Angel Harris doing academic achievement gap research at Princeton University.
Jones has been a diversity advocate. He served as a college counselor to underserved youth in Middlebury, Vermont and Northern California. As a Supplier Diversity intern, he supported AT&T’s efforts to procure 22% of their supplies from companies owned by women, people of color, queer-identified people, and disabled veterans.
Jones has interest in student affairs, and worked in multicultural recruitment and residential services for three years. He recently concluded his tenure as a faculty member at Choate Rosemary Hall, a preeminent boarding school, where he taught health and dance, coordinated student activities, developed gender studies curriculum, and directed summer service learning.
His research interests include sexual health on mobile dating apps, education policy, and social media. He is a pre-doctoral fellow at the Collaborative Research Group on Health Policy and Promotion in Queens, New York.
In his spare time, Jones studies jazz voice, mentors students, and is an avid photographer. Jones resides in Harlem.
Photographer: Bobby Joe Smith III