John Paul Jones III

Dean at University of Arizona - College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

John Paul Jones III

John Paul Jones III

Dean at University of Arizona - College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

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John Paul (JP) Jones III (Ph.D. Ohio State University) is the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and a Professor in the School of Geography and Development.

Jones holds key service roles at the University of Arizona, including Chair of the Dean’s + Development Committee and memberships on the UA/UA Foundation Relations Committee, the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee, and University Development Council. He was Chair of the Provost Search Advisory Committee and served on the UA Presidential Search Committee. Locally, Jones has served as a Board member on the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and its Business Advocacy Committee.

Before being named Dean of SBS in 2010, Jones was Director of the College’s School of Geography and Development. His research centers on geographic methodology and the integration of spatial theory and social theory. Recently, he has studied the globalization of the civil society sector in Oaxaca, Mexico; the socio-political foundations of mosquito management in southern Arizona; and the co-productions of scientists and artists in the areas of climate change, geovisualization, and bioart.

Jones is Director of the Arizona in Oaxaca Study Abroad Program and has affiliated appointments in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He has written more than 100 articles and book chapters, edited seven books, and received numerous research grants from the National Science Foundation. He is the past editor of his field’s flagship journal, the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. He currently serves as co-editor of the Sage journal, Dialogues in Human Geography. Jones was recognized by his professional organization, the Association of American Geographers, with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.

Before coming to the UA in 2003, Jones taught at the University of Kentucky and San Diego State University. He has held visiting appointments at University College Dublin, the University of Nimegen in the Netherlands, the Universitat de Girona in Spain, and the London School of Economics.

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The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College.

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Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.

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