|Joseph L. Jones, Ph.D.
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Dr. Joseph L. Jones is currently serving as a Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Philander Smith College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Clark-Atlanta University.
Dr. Jones has had fellowships at W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and the Black Panther Party Research Project at Stanford University. Additionally, he has received numerous awards and recognitions including, most recently, the UNCF Faculty Residency Program recipient 2009 and the Fannie Lou Hamer Community Service Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientist in 2012. Moreover, he served as a Fellow at American Council on Education 2013-2014. In 2014 the Arkansas Times recognized him as a Visionary Arkansan for his work with the Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College.
He is currently finishing a book entitled “An Institutional Black Messiah: W.E.B. Du Bois Political Philosophy of Education for Black Institutions of Higher Education”. His research interests include: 21st Century Public Diplomacy, African American Political Thought, Politics of Education, and the Politics of Hip-hop.