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Department of Social Work
1339 Wahnish Way
300 Benjamin Banneker, Building B
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Interim MSW Program Director

Jenny Jones, Ph.D., M.S.W., A.C.S.W., is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work at Florida A&M University.  Her practice experience includes many years in public Child Welfare service systems and HIV/AIDS community based multi-service organizations providing direct practice, administration, program development, evaluation practice and research.  Dr. Jones has provided consultation to a number of social service agencies on issues specific to strategic planning, program development, and capacity building, and evaluation practice.

 Her research focuses on the intersectionality of Child Welfare services (continuous care planning) and HIV/AIDS affected families.  More specifically, Dr. Jones’ research has examined the constructs of administrative practice (to include supervision and organizational culture) in child welfare systems and its impact on service delivery and child well-being among HIV infected and affected children.  Dr. Jones has sustained a well-respected research and community service career grounded in culturally responsive practices.  She has published in numerous peer reviewed journals, i.e., Research on Social Work Practice, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Work with Groups, Stress, Trauma, and Crisis: An International Focus, Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work Practice, Journal of Health and Social Work, and The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education.  She is nationally and internationally known for her work in child welfare and HIV/AIDS. 

 Dr. Jones is passionate about and committed to issues of social justice to include disproportionality among African American children in the child welfare system and African American women infected with HIV/AIDS.  She has received numerous honors and awards; most recently she was featured in the National Association of Social Workers Black History in the Making annual publication.