Oklahoma State University
Human Development and Family Science
Jennifer Lynn Jones

Jennifer Jones

Assistant Professor

321 Human Sciences
Stillwater, Ok 74078
 
Phone: 405-744-8348
Fax: 405-744-5800
jennifer.jones@okstate.edu

  • Profile
  • Publications
  • Research

Educational Background:

Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK Human Development
M.S. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK Human Development & Family Science
B.S. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK Family Relations & Child Development

Courses Taught:

Developmental Disabilities: Issues Across the Lifespan HDFS  2123
Infant and Child Development HDFS  3413
Topics in Early Childhood Education HDFS  4850
Assessment & Observation in ECE HDFS  5343
Seminar in Human Development (Focus: Intellectual Disability) HDFS  6283
Developmental Disabilities HFDS  5283

Awards & Recognition:

  • Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Scholarship, 2015, Awarded by Oklahoma Campus Compact, State Regents for Higher Education
  • Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), 2016
  • Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, 2013, Awarded by the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University
  • Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award, 2013, Awarded by Oklahoma State University Presidentís Leadership & Service Recognition
  • Advocate - Educator of the Year, 2012, Awarded by TARC (Tulsa Advocates for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities)
  • Outstanding Faculty Member from the College of Human Environmental Sciences 2009-2010. Awarded by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and the Zeta Alpha Chapter of Order of Omega

Professional Memberships:

  • National Council on Family Relations
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Research Statement:

I am interested in improving the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the lives of their family members. I am PI on the Oklahoma National Core Indicators (NCI) project which involves conducting face-to-face interviews each year with over 1,000 adults with intellectual disability and their family members or direct care staff. The purpose of NCI is to identify and measure core indicators related to the quality of life (e.g., safety and personal security, health and wellness, protection of and respect for individual rights) for individuals with IDD receiving state funded services. I also have an ongoing research project which focuses on the self-development of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I am particularly interested in identification of individual and familial factors which promote self-determination during times of transition. I am passionate when teaching about intellectual and developmental disabilities and find that teaching energizes all of my professional pursuits. I also enjoy mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in their research.

Research Areas:

  • I conduct applied research dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their family members. Specific foci include:
  • Self-development of adolescents and adults with IDD
  • Services and supports for adults with IDD and their family members
  • Social and community inclusion of individuals with IDD across the lifespan

Grants

  • Jones, J. L. (PI), & Gallus, K. L. (Co-PI). (2016-2017). Oklahoma National Core Indicators. Non-competitive external contract with Oklahoma Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities Services. Funded $266, 629.
  • Jones, J. L., & Gallus, K. L. (Co-PIs). (2016). NORCE and SORC Family Member Study. Competitive internal grant with Oklahoma State University Center for Family Resilience  seed funding for community engagement, education/translation, and research projects. Funded $2000.
  • Jones, J. L. (PI), & Gallus, K. L. (Co-PI). (2015-2016). Oklahoma National Core Indicators. Non-competitive external contract with Oklahoma Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities Services. Funded $296, 255.
  • Jones, J. L. (PI), & Gallus, K. L. (Co-PI). (2014-2015). Developmental Disabilities Services National Core Indicators. Non-competitive external contract with Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Funded $299, 499.
  • Jones, J. L., & Gallus, K. L. (Co-PIs). (2015). NORCE and SORC Parent and Sibling Study. Competitive internal grant with OSU HDFS Endowed Parenting Professorship Seed/Bridge Grant. Funded $5000.
  • Jones, J.L. (PI), & Gallus, K.L. (Co-PI). (2014). NORCE and SORC Transition to Community Guardian Survey, Non-competitive external contract with Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Funded $16,968.
  • Jones, J. L. (PI), & Schwerdtfeger, K. (Co-PI). (2013-2014). Developmental Disabilities Services Division National Core Indicators. Non-competitive external contract with Oklahoma Department of Human Services. $247, 746.
  • Jones, J. L. (PI). Self-perception of Adolescents with Autism. Autism Oklahoma Research Grant, $10,000.
  • Atiles, J. (P.I) & Jones, J. L. (Co-PI ) (2011-2012). “Beyond Read Aloud: Integrating Science And Literacy While Meeting The Needs Of Diverse Learners.” No child left behind title II professional development grant program. Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, $85,199.00.

Publications

  • Jones, J. L., Gallus, K. L., & Cothern, A. S. (in press). Breaking down barriers to community inclusion through service-learning: A qualitative exploration. Inclusion.
  • Jones, J. L., Gallus, K. L., Vierling, K. L., Oseland, L.  (2015). “Are you by chance on the spectrum?” Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder making sense of their diagnoses. Disability & Society, 30, 1490-1504.
  • Jones, J.L., Oseland, L.M., Morris, K., & Larzelere, R.  (2014). Parent report of conversations with their adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27, 521-530.
  • Atiles, J.T., Jones, J.L., & Anderson, J. A. (2013). More than a read aloud: Preparing and inspiring early childhood teachers to develop our future scientists. Special Issue, STEM Teacher Preparation and Practice: Prepare and Inspire Students, Teacher Education and Practice, 26(2), 285-299.
  • Atiles, J.T., Jones, J.L., & Kim, H. (2012). Field Experience + Inclusive ECE Classrooms = Increased Preservice Teacher Efficacy in Working with Students with Developmental Delays or Disabilities. Education Research Quarterly, 36 (2), 62-85.
  • Jones, J.L. & Hensley, L. R.   (2012). Taking a closer look at the impact of classroom placement: Students share their perspective from inside special education classrooms. Educational Research Quarterly, 35 (3), 33-49.