Vincent Jones, a Health Education doctoral student with a concentration in Applied Statistics, is a Gates Millennium Scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University in the department of Health and Behavior Studies. Jones holds a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology with minors in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and Music from Middlebury College in Vermont. He also earned a Master’s in Education Policy from Teachers College in 2014. Jones wrote his interdisciplinary master’s thesis, “Exploring Undergraduate Gender Play on Facebook,” under the direction of Professors Aaron Pallas and Hope Jensen Leichter. He also served as a research assistant to Prof. Angel Harris doing academic achievement gap research at Princeton University.
Jones has been a diversity advocate. He served as a college counsellor to underserved youth in Middlebury, Vermont and Northern California. As a Supplier Diversity intern, he supported AT&T’s efforts to procure 22% of their supplies from companies owned by women, people of color, LGBTQ-identified people, and disabled veterans. Jones has interest in student affairs, and worked in multicultural recruitment and residential services for three years. He just concluded his tenure as a faculty member at Choate Rosemary Hall, a preeminent boarding school, where he taught health and dance, coordinated student activities, developed gender studies curriculum directed summer service learning
His current research interests include the health implications of technology-mediated sex among tourists, education policy, and the social media use of young adults. He consults with the Teachers College Survey Research Institute.
In his spare time, Jones studies jazz voice, teaches dance fitness classes, mentors students, and is an avid photographer. Jones resides in Harlem, New York.