321 Human Sciences
|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|
|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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Jones, J. L., & Gallus, K. L. (2016). Understanding families’ perspectives of deinstitutionalization: What families value and desire in the transition to community living. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 41(2), 116 -131. doi: 10.1177/1540796916637050
✝Featured as a Top Story in the May 17, 2016 edition of Disability Scoop. Retrieved from https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/05/17/community-living-skeptics-change/22323/
✝Featured on the May 12, 2016 TASH Amplified Podcast Series. Retrieved from http://tash.org/blog/2016/05/13/matters-family-members-relative-transitions-community-living/
- John, A., Jones, J. L., & Bailey, L. (in press). Culture and context: Exploring attributions and caregiving approaches of parents of children with intellectual disability in urban India. Child & Family Social Work. Available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cfs.12282/abstract
- 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. (2012). Factors associated with self-concept: Adolescents with intellectual disabilities share their perspectives. Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 50, 31-40.
- 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.