Dr. Tiffanie Victoria Jones, LMSW
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Charles P. Adams, RM 311
Tiffanie Victoria Jones is a New Orleans native, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Dillard University in her hometown, an MSW degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and a PhD degree in social work from Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. Jones has taught at the BSW, MSW, and PhD levels, predominantly in the Master's program in the research sequence. She specializes in research methodology. Specifically, her skill set lies most heavily in research design (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods design) and data analysis (multivariate and advanced statistics). Dr. Jones has experience with NVIVO conducting qualitative analysis in addition to proficiency with SPSS for quantitative analysis. Her extensive training in research methodology is the result of 10 research-oriented courses and trainings (including three research design courses, two statistics courses, two audited statistics courses, two test construction workshops, and one Qualtrics© training).
Beyond her training, Dr. Jones served as the methodologist and advisor for 11 Master’s theses, the methodologist for two doctoral capstone projects (one thesis and one dissertation), a research consultant for two doctoral dissertations, and a research consultant for one international Master’s thesis. Moreover, she has taught 21 research- related courses, which primarily include research methods and bivariate and multivariate statistics. She has also served in a research role within 11 capacities at previous universities and has conducted four research-oriented presentations.
Dr. Jones' research agenda centers primarily on mental health in special and vulnerable populations, for which she has a few scholarly publications. Her scholarship currently focuses on high collision athletes, who, by nature of frequent head contact within their sports, are at high risk of developing early-onset dementia and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a severe brain disorder that develops from multiple traumatic head injuries, namely concussions. This risk further places them in the aging population much sooner than their non-athletic peers. She is most interested in developing interventions that improve the psychosocial functioning of athletes who are experiencing some form of cognitive decline or dementia. She also plans to expand her research to similar populations.
Lastly, Dr. Jones' research interest also includes innovative teaching techniques to increase higher-order thinking skills and engagement. She is most interested in merging high expectations with innovative teaching techniques. Dr. Jones' main purpose in her teaching is to develop in her students the ability to be GREAT THINKERS.