W. Monty Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning

W. Monty Jones, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in instructional technology, University of Virginia
  • M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.B.A. in computer information systems, James Madison University

Research interests

K-12 teacher learning of technology integration, online teaching, teacher preparation for online teaching, digital fabrication

Career highlights

  • Served as a fellow with the Center for Technology and Teacher Education, University of Virginia
  • Received the 2010 Outstanding Curriculum Award from The National Association of Gifted Children
  • Received the 2006 Outstanding Performance Award from Hopewell Public Schools

Recent publications/projects

  • Jones, W.M. & Dexter, S. (2014). How teachers learn: The roles of formal, informal, and independent learning. Educational Technology Research & Development, 62(3), 367-384. doi:10.1007/s11423-014-9337-6.
  • Searson, M., Jones, W.M., Wold, K. (2011). Editorial: Reimagining schools: The potential of virtual education. British Journal of Educational Technology, 42(3), 363-371.
  • Program creator and director of the School of Education’s post-baccalaureate Certificate in Online Teaching for K-12 Educators


Dr. W. Monty Jones has presented nationally and internationally on the topics of teacher learning, technology integration, virtual teaching and digital fabrication. The program director for the School of Education’s Certificate in Online Teaching for K-12 Educators as well as the M.Ed in curriculum and instruction’s instructional technology track, he has worked with several cohorts of teachers from local school divisions to create infrastructures to effectively deliver online instruction to students. He has also developed multi-division cohorts through a partnership with the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE).

Jones has developed several online courses at VCU designed to assist in-service teachers in integrating technology into their instruction. These courses have also been offered, as both credit and non-credit classes, to help Virginia K-12 teachers obtain re-certification points.

Jones is a member of the VSTE, the Greater Richmond Area Educational Technology Council, the American Education Research Association and the International Society for Technology in Education, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Teacher Education.

Curriculum Vitae

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