Tom Jones

Interim Provost

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Tom Jones

Interim Provost


  • EdD, Educational Leadership/History, Ball State University (1998)
  • Additional Graduate Work, History, Miami University (Ohio), Purdue University
  • MA, History, University of Notre Dame (1976)
  • BS, History/Social Studies Education, Taylor University (1971)


Advice to Incoming Freshmen

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

Why I Enjoy 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.


  • Travel
  • Reading – biographies

Major Career Accomplishments

Distinguished Professor of the Year, 1993 & 2004