"Relationships are at the root of social work practice. I would go further to say that everything we do of consequence as social workers, social work scholars, and at least in my case, as a Christian, is hinged on relationship. I strive to create relationships in my various roles as social work educator, researcher, colleague, and member of society that are mutually beneficial, respectful of individual differences and preferences, and that seek positive impact on society as a whole."
"Scholarship (i.e. teaching, researching, and community engagement/service) in the context of this Baptist Institution is exciting as it opens up many new possibilities for being in meaningful relationships that seek social justice founded on a Christ-like world."
Ph.D., Florida State University
M.S.W., The Carver School of Church Social Work, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
A.B., Georgia State University
Dr. Jones joined the Baylor School of Social Work in August, 2010. Before coming to Baylor, he was on the faculty of the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina and Director of The Center for Child & Family Studies, a research and training center within the College. Prior to completing his doctoral studies, Dr. Jones was South Area Director of Ministries for Georgia Baptist Children's Home. Dr. Jones is married to Stacy Black Jones who is a social worker, native of Waco, and Baylor alumna.