Angela Lewellyn Jones

Associate Dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Social Justice with tenure
Lindner Hall - Arts & Sciences 200C
2035 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
ajones5@elon.edu (336) 278-6447

Brief Biography

Angela Lewellyn Jones is an Associate Dean of Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences.  She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from North Carolina State University in 1999, and has been a member of the faculty at Elon University since 1998.  She teaches courses related to Social Problems, Violence in Families, Criminology, Social Deviance, and Sociology of Gender.

Education

EDUCATION: 

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

1999    Ph.D. Sociology

1992    M.S.  Sociology

 

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

1990    B.A.  Sociology

Employment History

Elon University (1999 – present)

Associate Dean of the Elon College of Arts & Sciences (June 2010 – present).

Associate Professor of Social Justice (2005 – present).

Chair of Sociology & Anthropology department (2005 – 2010).

Academic Coordinator of the Civic Engagement Scholars program (2008 – 2010). 

Faculty Service-Learning Scholar (2006 - 2007).

Coordinator of Women's/Gender Studies Program (2003 - 2005).

Assistant Professor of Social Justice (1999 - 2005).

Courses Taught

TEACHING EXPERIENCES:

2004 – present, Associate Professor, Elon University

1998 – 2004, Assistant Professor, Elon University:

            Violence in Families (incorporates an extensive academic service-learning component)

            Social Issues & Problems in the Local Community (required course for Civic

                        Engagement Scholars; incorporates extensive academic service-learning)

            Women & Men in Society

            Sociology of Crime                           

            Social Deviance        

            Introduction to Sociology                                         

            Senior Sociology Seminar                                         

1997 – 1999, Visiting Instructor in Sociology, North Carolina State University.

1995 – 1996, Visiting Instructor in Sociology, Johnston Community College and Wilson

            Technical Community College.

1992 – 1996, Teaching Assistant in Sociology (teaching independently), North Carolina State       University.

Leadership Positions

SUMMARY OF SELECT ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:

Associate Dean:

  • Maintain a balanced budget for the College (approximately $23 million).
  • Conduct performance reviews for the full faculty of the College (19 departments, 240 faculty) and determine contract specifics for the coming year.
  • Review budget requests and prioritize the needs of the College.
  • Provide leadership for a faculty & staff team that organizes “Celebrate! Student Achievements in Academics and the Arts” each spring (a weeklong celebration that combines student undergraduate research forum and multiple other events across campus)
  • Serve as a member of both the Provost’s Advisory Council and the Academic Affairs Advisory Council.

Chair of Sociology & Anthropology Department:

  • Maintain a balanced budget for the department.
  • Submit budget requests and new faculty position requests as needed.
  • Complete requested reports (e.g., End-of-year, five year plans, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Conduct annual reviews of each department member, and report to the dean’s office on my assessments.
  • Provide leadership for faculty subcommittees to assess the department curricula and make appropriate recommendations for revisions and expansions (e.g., addition of new Anthropology major).

Academic Coordinator of Civic Engagement Scholars program:

  • Developed and implemented a new curriculum for the program and recruited the first two cohorts of students to enroll. 
  • Taught the foundational course for the program (SOC 220: Social Issues & Problems in the Local Community).
  • Recruited faculty to become involved in the teaching of courses and the mentoring of students in the program. 
  • Worked closely with the advisory committee to revise the curriculum in 2010 following two years of experience with students. 

Coordinator of Elon’s Women’s/Gender Studies program:

  • Organized a faculty committee of eight WGS faculty to develop a capstone course (WGS 300: Current Controversies in Feminism) that is now rotated among the faculty.
  • Implemented the student award for a graduating senior WGS minor in honor of one of the founding mothers of WGS at Elon, Martha Smith. 

Research

Manuscripts in progress:

(1) "Conceptualizing Criticality as a Guiding Principle for High Quality Academic Service-Learning" with Pam Kiser, Elon University

(2) "Please Hear Me": The Voices of Battered Women Who Killed Their Abusive Partners

(3) "Assessment of Mentors in Violence Prevention program in 9th grade health classes in Alamance County"

Grants Awarded

$2250 Community Partnership Initiative Grant for an academic service-learning project in HSS 349 WG/CJ: Violence in Families in the fall of 2010, partnering with Family Abuse Services of Alamance County to deliver the Mentors in Violence Prevention program to the local ninth grade health classes in the Alamance-Burlington School System.

$8000 Summer Research and Development Fellowship to conduct assessment research on the Mentors in Violence Prevention program that students in HSS 349 provide for the Alamance-Burlington School System 9th grade health courses.  Elon University.  June 1 - August 2010. [This funding was declined when I received the Associate Dean position, which began on June 1, 2010.]

$1800 Community Partnership Initiative Grant for social entrepreneurship scholars projects that will be generated within SOC 273: Social Issues & Problems in the Local Community in the fall of 2008, partnering with various community agencies that work with children’s / health issues and environmental issues.

$1600 Community Partnership Initiative Grant for an academic service learning project in HUS 349 WG/CJ: Violence in Families in the fall of 2008, partnering with Family Abuse Services of Alamance County.

$1450 Community Partnership Initiative Grant for an academic service learning project in HUS 349 WG/CJ: Violence in Families in the fall of 2006, partnering with Family Abuse Services of Alamance County.

$4000 Fund for Excellence Grant for the Women’s/Gender Studies Program to develop a “Centering Women & Gender” Series for the 2006-07 school year, along with six other WGS faculty. 

$2000 Faculty Development Grant for the Women's/Gender Studies Program from the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences to develop a required course for the minor with five other faculty members involved in the program.  Summer 2003. 

$4,635 Summer Research and Development Fellowship to continue research of battered women who are currently incarcerated in North Carolina for killing their intimate, abusive partners.  Elon College.  June 1 - August 15, 2001.

Partner Faculty Member on Preparing Future Faculty initiative housed at North Carolina State University, which received an American Sociological Association/National Science Foundation grant for $20,000 and NC State provides matching funds.  (Fall 2000 - Spring 2002). 

Publications

Lewellyn Jones, Angela, Pamela M. Kiser and Beth Warner.  2010.  “Social Entrepreneurship: The ‘new kid’ on the university block.”  Planning for Higher Education, 38(4):44-51.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela, Beth Warner and Pamela M. Kiser. 2010.  “Service-Learning and Social Entrepreneurship: From Strangers to Allies.”   Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement, North America, 1(2):1-15. Available at: http://www.partnershipsjournal.org/index.php/part/article/view/96.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  2008.  “Random Acts of Kindness: A teaching tool for positive deviance.”  Reprinted in Bruce Hoffman and Ashley Demyan (eds.), Teaching the Sociology of Deviance, 6th edition, pp. 76-79.  Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  2008.  "Application of Best and Luckenbill's Theory to a Film." Reprinted in Bruce Hoffman and Ashley Demyan (eds.), Teaching the Sociology of Deviance, 6th edition, pp. 62-63.  Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela, Jeff Stein, and Pamela Kiser.  (July - Sept. 2008).  “Making the Transition to Collaborative Service-Learning.”  Planning for Higher Education, pp. 17-22.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela, Shannon Davis, and Jammie Price.  2004.  "Preparing Future Faculty: A New Approach at North Carolina State University."  Teaching Sociology, 32:264-275.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela and Steven N. Jolly.  2003.  "Power in North Carolina Parents: Is There A Relationship between Family Structure and Adolescent Self-Efficacy?"  Sociation Today: The Official Journal of North Carolina Sociological Association, Vol. 1, No. 2 (peer-reviewed on-line journal).

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  2003.  "Syllabus for SOC 342: Sociology of Deviant Behavior" and two assignments, "Labeling Paper" and "Application of Best and Luckenbill's Theory to a Film." In Martin Schwartz and Michael O. Maume, (eds.), Teaching the Sociology of Deviance, 5th edition, pp. 62-63, 76-79.  Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  2002.  "Turning Hostility Into A Teachable Moment." In Rebecca Bach and Betsy Lucal, (eds.),  Managing Hostility in the Classroom: A Book of Resources for Teaching, pp. 70-75.  Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  1998.   "Random Acts of Kindness: A teaching tool for positive deviance." Teaching Sociology, 26(3): 179-189.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  2011.  Review of Fighting for Girls: New Perspectives on Gender and Violence, edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones.  In Contemporary Sociology.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  2011.  Review of girls, feminism, and grassroots literacies, by Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau.  In Feminist Teacher, vol. 21.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  2001.  Review of Getting Out: Life stories of women who left abusive men, by Ann Goetting. In Contemporary Sociology, 28-29.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  2001.  Review of No Safe Haven: Stories of Women in Prison, by Lori B. Girshick.  In Humanity & Society, 25(1): 89-90.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  2000.  Review of Understanding Domestic Homicide, by Neil Websdale.  In Contemporary Sociology, 29(6): 861-862.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  1998. Review of Out of the Darkness: Contemporary Perspectives on Family Violence, edited by Glenda Kaufman Kantor and Jana L. Jasinski.   In Contemporary Sociology, 27(4): 417.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  1997.  Review of Crime as Structured Action: Gender, Race, Class, and Crime in the Making, by James W. Messerschmidt. In Humanity & Society, 21(3): 322-323.

 

 

Presentations

Lewellyn Jones, Angela, Pamela Kiser, and Beth Warner.  “Service-Learning and Social Entrepreneurship: Strangers, Friends, or Foes?”  Presented at the Annual Lilly South Teaching Conference, February 7, 2010, Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  “Professional Networking: A Path to Understanding Gender Inequality.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society meetings, April 2008, Richmond, VA. 

Member of Elon team that presented with others from Belmont University and Ithaca College. “Innovative Service Learning at Comprehensives.”  Presented at the Association for New American Colleges Conference, June 13, 2007, Elon, NC.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela, Pamela Kiser, Jeff Stein, Mary Morrison, and Katie Filkins.  “Academic Service Learning: Innovative Instruction Connecting Students to the Community.”  Presented at the Annual Lilly South Teaching Conference, February 2007, Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  "Juggling Parenting and Teaching Responsibilities at a Small Liberal Arts College" on a panel titled “Searching for the 30-hour day: Institutional and Personal Challenges to Tenure-track Parenting.”  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, March 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Organizer and panel participant for a session entitled “Finding a Feminist Friendly Department: On the job search” at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, March 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  "Issues in Teaching with Service-Learning and Community Based Research." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, April 2005, Charlotte, NC.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  "Integrating Service Learning into the Women's Studies Classroom."  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Women's Studies Association, June 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  "Fieldwork in the North Carolina Women's Prisons."  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, March 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela, Shannon N. Davis, and Jammie Price.  "Preparing Future Faculty: A New Approach at North Carolina State University."  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, March 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Organizer and Presider for panel session entitled "Bringing Social Justice into the Classroom" at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, March 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela, Gabie Smith, Katherine Wicke and Abigail Schneider.  "'It hasn't gone away!': Entrenched Gender Bias in the Workplace."  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, April 2002, Baltimore, Maryland.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela and M. Graham Spann.  "The McDonaldization of Sociology."  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Sociological Association, February 2002, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Co-leader for a workshop entitled “Exciting Opportunities at Teaching-Oriented Institutions” at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 2002, Chicago, Illinois.

Panel Participant for session entitled "Troubles Facing State Sociological Associations" at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, April 2002, Baltimore, Maryland.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  "Turning Hostility Into a Teachable Moment."  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, April 2001, Atlanta, Georgia.

Organizer and Presider for panel session entitled "Teaching Sociology from a Subject-Centered Approach: The Influence of Parker Palmer on Sociological Pedagogy” at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, April 2000, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Organizer and Presider for panel session entitled "Are our jobs the same or different? - A Comparison between Teaching at Small Private Liberal Arts Colleges and Large Public Research Universities" at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, April 1999, Nashville, Tennessee.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  "Random Acts of Kindness: A Teaching Tool for Positive Deviance."  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 1996, New York City, New York.

Lewellyn Jones, Angela.  "Attitudes of College Students Toward Abortion and Adoption."  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, April 1994, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Lewellyn, Angela D.  "Rural and Urban Comparison between the Degrees of Autonomy in Decision Making in a District Attorney's Office." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, April 1992, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Professional Activities

Sociologists for Women in Society:

-   Network News, editor (December 2012 - present)

Southern Sociological Society:

-    Executive Council (2005 – 2009)

-    Nominations Committee (2001 - 2005)

-    Program Committee (2001-2003)

-    Presidential Advisory Board (1999 – 2000)

-    Presidential Aide (1999 – 2000)

North Carolina Sociological Association:

-    Executive Council (2001- 2004)

-    Awards Committee member (2002-2004, Chair 2002-2003)

-    Nominations Committee Chair (2003-2004)

-    Legislative Liaison Committee (1997-1999)

Sociologists for Women in Society - South:

  • Vice-President (2005-2007)
  • Newsletter Editor/Membership Chair (2000-2004)

National Science Foundation Reviewer (2002)

American Sociological Association Reviewer (2000) 

Reviewer for Teaching Sociology (1998-2005), Contemporary Sociology (1999 – 2011)

 

 

 

Service Activities

SELECTED PUBLIC SERVICE:

Family Abuse Services of Alamance County, NC: 

            Board of Directors Member (2006-2009, 2009-2011); Secretary (2009-2010); President  (2010-2011).

Professional Development

American Council of Education, Office of Women in Higher Education, Leadership Forum in Washington, DC, June 2011.