Dr. Eva Jones
Eva Jones cannot imagine life without reading and writing.
She firmly believes that all writing helps individuals change and grow — whether writing a cover letter for a new job, a journal entry about a difficult day, or a Facebook status to document a special event. That is why she is passionate about teaching students the power of writing and reading; more importantly how these acts can incite change from individual to social levels. Such understandings not only inform Dr. Jones’s teaching, but they also serve as a foundation for her scholarship.
Jones loves working at Middlesex Community College, and she is passionate about the community college mission. She believes that community colleges are the most democratic institution throughout American society because they can serve everyone — regardless of who they are, what they know, or where they come from. As a result of her belief and passion, Dr. Jones teaches ALL levels of English to empower ALL of her students with literacy.
Prior to joining the English Department at Middlesex, Jones taught English, writing, and women’s studies at the University of Rhode Island, The Community College of Rhode Island, Gibbs College, and Norwalk Community College. She is one of the advisors for the student club SPEAK (Students Promoting Equality, Acceptance, and Knowledge), Middlesex’s LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) advocacy group. She also serves on an array of college committees and has published articles in literature, women’s studies, as well as LGBT history and culture.
Jones received her bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University, her master’s degree from Teachers College at Columbia University, and has her Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island.