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Oklahoma State University

Jennifer Jones

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Assistant Professor

321 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-8348
Fax: 405-744-6344

jennifer.jones@okstate.edu

Education

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

Expertise

My work focuses on improving the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. Outcomes related to home and community-based services, social inclusion, and family supports are my primary areas of expertise. Much of my applied research is in collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities Services as PI on the Oklahoma National Core Indicators project since 2013. I also teach undergraduate and graduate courses focused on IDD and often incorporate service-learning in my courses. My deep respect and appreciation for individuals with IDD and their families informs all aspects of my scholarship and is a driving force in my research, instruction, and community engagement.

Publications

Gallus, K. L, & Jones, J. L. (in press). Understanding and supporting identity formation and meaning making among individuals with intellectual disability and their families. In B. S. Nelson Goff & N. P. Springer (Eds.), Families and Disabilities: A Guide for Helping Professionals. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Jones, J. L., & Gallus, K. L. (in press). Competitive employment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In B. S. Nelson Goff & N. P. Springer (Eds.), Families and Disabilities: A Guide for Helping Professionals. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Jones, J. L., Gallus, K. L., & Cothern, A. (2016). Breaking down barriers to community inclusion through service-learning: A qualitative exploration. Inclusion, 4(4), 215-225. doi: 10.1352/2326-6988-4.4.215

John, A., Bailey, L., & Jones, J. L. (2016). 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. (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.

†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/

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. Journal of 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. Educational Research Quarterly, 36 (2), 62-85.

Jones, J. L. (2012). Factors associated with self-concept: Adolescents with intellectual disabilities share their perspectives. Intellectual and 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.

Courses Taught

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), 2016
  • Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Scholarship, Oklahoma Campus Compact, State Regents for Higher Education, 2015
  • Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University, 2014
  • Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award, President’s Leadership & Service Recognition at Oklahoma State University. 2013
  • Advocate - Educator of the Year, TARC, Tulsa, OK, 2012
  • Outstanding Faculty Member: College of Human Environmental Sciences. Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council at Oklahoma State University, 2009

Grants

Jones, J. L. (PI), & Gallus, K. L. (Co-PI). (2017-2018). Oklahoma National Core Indicators. Non-competitive external contract with Oklahoma Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities Services.  $266, 629.

Jones, J. L., & Gallus, K. L. (Co-PIs). (2017-2018). Sheltered workshop study. Competitive internal grant with Oklahoma State University Endowed Parenting Professorship (Dr. Robert Larzelere) seed/bridge grant.  $16,335.

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.  $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. $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. $296, 255.

Jones, J. L., & Gallus, K. L. (Co-PIs). (2015). NORCE and SORC Family Member Study. Competitive internal grant with Oklahoma State University Endowed Parenting Professorship (Dr. Robert Larzelere) seed/bridge grant. $5000.

Jones, J. L. (PI), & Gallus, K. L. (Co-PI). (2014-2015). Oklahoma National Core Indicators. Non-competitive external contract with Oklahoma Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities Services.  $299, 499.

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 Developmental Disabilities Services. $16, 968.  

Jones, J. L. (PI), & Schwerdtfeger, K. L. (Co-PI). (2013-2014). Oklahoma National Core Indicators. Non-competitive external contract with Oklahoma Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities Services. $247, 746.

Jones, J. L. (2012-2013). Self-perception of adolescents with Autism. Competitive external grant with Autism Oklahoma. $10,000.

Atiles, J.  T. (PI) & Jones, J. L. (Co-PI) (2011-2012). Beyond Read Aloud: Integrating Science And Literacy While Meeting The Needs Of Diverse Learners. Competitive external grant with No Child Left Behind Title II professional development grant program, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. $85,199.

Jones, J. L. (2010). Instruction-focused grant to develop new course Inclusion in Early Childhood Education. Competitive internal grant with College of Human Environmental Sciences, Oklahoma State University.  $2500.

Professional Memberships

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

Service

  • Vice Chair, Research Interest Network, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2017)
  • Editorial Board, Inclusion (2016-present)

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