Dr. Jones-Ferguson is a Contributing Faculty Member in Walden’s College of Education. She has worked professionally in higher education for over 20 years in both Student Services and Research. She has received graduate degrees in Higher Education Leadership and Law and Policy with additional training in Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis. Currently, she is responsible for data analysis and conducting institutional/postsecondary research. Additionally, she serves as a Dissertation Mentor specializing in education, higher education, and organizational leadership. Furthermore, Dr. Jones-Ferguson reviews institutional grant applications for the Office of Postsecondary Education for the United States Department of Education. Previously, she worked as an IRB Specialist. This experience has provided extensive knowledge and unique skills in human subjects research for Education and Social Sciences. Her interests include higher education leadership and research, student services assessment, and distance education.