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Matt Jones

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Public Policy and Administration

Degree Program Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration

Dr. Matthew Jones joined Walden University in 2009 and specializes in quantitative methods and organizational studies. He currently serves as a contributing faculty, chairing dissertation committees, in the School of Public Policy and Administration.

He has instructed research methods, statistics, program evaluation, and leadership classes at the graduate level for fifteen years. His professional background includes serving as a Police Officer, small-town Police Chief, Professor, and Consultant. He served as the Vice-President for the Greater Rochester chapter of American Society for Public Administration's as well as an executive board member of the section on Network and Complexity Studies. He is also a member of the American Statistical Association and American Public Health Association.


PhD, Portland State University - Portland, OR United States

MPA, Portland State University - Portland, OR United States

BA, Norwich University - Northfield, VT United States


Jones, M. A., de Valpine, M. G. (2018). A gentle reminder about P-values: What are we actually teaching?. Nurse Education Today.

Lucas, J. W., Jones, M. A. (2017). An analysis of the deterrent effects of disciplinary segregation on institutional rule violation rates. Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Nishishiba, M., Jones, M. A., Kraner, M. (2013). Research methods and statistics for public and nonprofit administrators: A practical guide.

Nishishiba, M., Arbetman, M., Kraner, M., Jones, M. A. (2012). Do Local Governments Matter. The Performance of Nations.

de Guzman, M. C., Jones, M. A. (2012). E-Policing: Environmental and organizational correlates of website features and characteristics among large police departments in the united states of america. International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR).


Jones, M. A. (2011). A Conceptual Model of Complex Theoretic Leadership.

Jones, M. A. (2012). A theoretical basis for the use of Web 2.0 in local government.

Jones, M. A., de Guzman, M. (2010). Using Web 2.0 as a Community Policing Strategy: An Examination of the United States Municipal Police Departments.