Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jones currently serves as an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Florida State University. Her research examines the sociocultural influences on socialization during graduate education and the professional experiences of underrepresented populations, particularly Black women, in academia. Her previous work as an administrator and program evaluator also influence her other research interests in culturally responsive assessment and evaluation.
She is a founder and past president of Sisters of the Academy Institute, an international organization that promotes collaborative scholarship and networking among Black women in the academy. She collaborated with fellow scholars to write Pathways to Higher Education for African American Women (Stylus Publishing) and Cultivating Leader Identity and Capacity in Students from Diverse Backgrounds (Jossey-Bass). She has also authored, solely and collaboratively referred journal articles.
She was awarded a McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year. In 2013, she received a Transformation Through Teaching award from Florida State University’s Spiritual Life Project in recognition of playing a transformational role in a student’s academic life. She has taught courses on Diversity in Higher Education, Student Services in Higher Education, Outcomes of Higher Education, Institutional Research, and Literature Review and Professional Writing.
Dr. Bertrand Jones remains active in the campus and community by serving on numerous college and university committees and volunteering regularly. In 2012, she was inducted into the FSU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. She was also named the 2009 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award from Florida State University for exemplifying outstanding service in keeping with the principles of Dr. King.
Dr. Bertrand Jones received her Doctor of Philosophy in Research and Evaluation Methods from Florida State University in 2006.
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