Dr. Tom Jones

Thomas Jones

Chair of the Department of History, Global & Political Studies

Office Location: Ayres 110D
Phone: (765) 998-5204
Email: thjones@taylor.edu

Specialties: American Diplomatic History, 20th Century U.S., History of U.S. Education, Social Studies Education Irish History



Ed.D., Educational Leadership/History, Ball State University, 1998
Additional Graduate Work in History, Miami University (Ohio), Purdue University
M.A., History, University of Notre Dame, 1976
B.S., History/Social Studies Education, Taylor University, 1971

Why I love teaching at Taylor:

This is a university community in which ideas matter and professors are not afraid to explore tough questions with students.  We genuinely believe that honest questions posed by honest and humble scholars results in a deeper understanding of and appreciation for God.

Advice to incoming students:

Persevere, get to know your professors, and engage in your studies.


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