11-5-2021 9:50 AM
Dr. Marshall Jones, Professor of Learning Design and Technology
Jones may be a South Carolina native, but he has studied, lived, and worked around the world in places such as Bangladesh, Thailand, Ukraine, and Ireland as a teacher and speaker. He earned his undergraduate degree in English literature from Furman University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in instructional design and technology from the University of George – Athens.
Prior to joining the Winthrop community in 2001, he served on the faculty at Northern Illinois University and the University of Memphis. At Winthrop, he: developed the master’s program in learning design and technology; was named the inaugural Bank of America Professor of Education in 2006; directed the Richard W. Riley College of Education’s graduate studies program for several years; and now, leads the aforementioned master’s program. He’s a noted expert in the use of technology to advance learning and has served as an educational consultant and grant evaluator for school districts and universities in multiple states and designed and developed training for multinational companies such as IBM, Motorola and Apple.
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