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Charles E. Jones

Title: Professor, Department Head
Office: 3624 French Hall
Tel: 513-556-3584
Email: charles.jones2@uc.edu

Professor, Charles E. Jones, is an architect in the field of African-American studies.. At Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va., Jones’s first job, he built a minor program in black studies and headed the Institute for the Study of Minority Issues. Then he went on to Georgia State where he built an undergraduate program and then a master’s program. Dr. Jones is a board member of the National Council of Black Studies (NCBS), the leading professional organization for those in the field of African-American studies. Jones has spent a career grooming the future of Africana studies—from building programs to doing original research to encouraging students in the classroom. Now he is looking forward to completing his “marathon,” as he refers to his career, at UC. He is currently teaching Black Politics and Intro to Africana Studies.

Education

  • Ph.D., Washington State University, 1985.
  • M.A., University of Idaho, 1979.
  • B.A., Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, N.C. , 1976.

Research Information

Research Support

  • Another thing Jones is looking forward to publishing is a comprehensive history of the Black Panther Party. He’s already the editor of the anthology “The Black Panther Party Reconsidered (1998),” and now Jones is working on a manuscript which examines the entire history of the party, from its beginnings in 1966 to the end in 1982, inclusive of all its many chapters across the country. “I have conducted extensive archival and interview work. I’ve interviewed over 80 former party members and another 10 to 15 movement people, plus I have another 40 interviews other people have done. I have 15 to 20 boxes of material I’ve collected. I finally have some time to go through all of this material and start the writing process. I’m looking forward to completing the manuscript as it’s been a labor of love for a long time.” Jones is working to complete the book by 2016 so its publication will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party..
  • (PI), Jones, Charles; Kershaw, Terry, National Office - National Council for Black Studies, National Council for Black Studies. (SRS 007770), $201,748.00. 07/01/2011 to 06/30/2016. Status: Active.

Honors & Awards

  • National Council of Black Studies Administrative Institute Fellow, funded by the Ford Foundation. .
  • African-American Research and Development Grant, Provost Office, Georgia State University, 1995. .
  • African-American Research and Development Grant, Provost Office, Georgia State University, 1994. .
  • College of Arts and Letters Faculty Research Grant, Old Dominion University, 1993. .
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Old Dominion University (Division of Student Services), 1992. .
  • Co-Project Director, "Beyond the Vote: Contributions of African-American Women to Community Life in Hampton Roads" funded by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, 1992. .
  • Outstanding Minority Alumnus, Washington State University, 1991. .
  • Project Director, "Faculty and Curriculum Development in African American Studies," funded by the Virginia State Council for Higher Education, 1990. Outstanding Faculty Service Award, (Office of Minority Student Programs), 1990. .
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Old Dominion University (NAACP Student Chapter), 1990. .
  • Old Dominion University Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, 1990. College of Arts and Letters Faculty Research Grant, Old Dominion University, 1989. .
  • Fulbright-Hays Fellow (Morocco, May 13 - June 24), 1989. .
  • Indiana University Minority Faculty Fellow (June 15 - August 15), 1988.
  • Co-principal investigator of an Institute for the Study of Minority Issues grant sponsored by Norfolk Urban League affiliate, 1986. .
  • Participant in the Non-Westerm Studies Seminar funded by the U.S. Department of Education, 1986. .
  • College of Arts and Letters Faculty Research Grant, Old Dominion University, 1983 .
  • Congressional Black Caucus Graduate Legsilative Fellow, 1983. .

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor and Founding Chair, Department of African-American Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. ,.
  • August 1989 - May, 1994: Director, Institute for the Study of Minority Issues and Associate Professor of Political Science, Old Dominion University, (Norfolk, VA) ,.
  • August 1985 - May 1989: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Old Dominion University ,.
  • August 1983 - May 1985: Instructor of Political Science, Old Dominion University ,.
  • January 1983 - April 1983: Congressional Black Caucus Graduate Legislative Fellow, House of Representatives, U.S. Congress ,.
  • September 1979 - December, 1982: Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, Washington State University ,.
  • August 1976 - May 1979: Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Idaho ,.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to American Government
    Introduction to American Government

  • Public Policy
    Public Policy

  • Politics of Civil Rights Movement
    Politics of Civil Rights Movement

  • African-American Political Thought