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CAROL JONES earned a B.A. in speech and hearing therapy and a M.S. in speech pathology with All Level Teacher Certification at the University of North Texas. She has also taken post-graduate courses at the University of Houston.

She began teaching at Texas Southern University where she was an instructor in the School of Education and served as a student teacher supervisor and a coordinator of undergraduate field experiences. Continuing her career after moving to Portland, Oregon, she was an instructor at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. There she taught courses in basic speech communication and fundamentals of public speaking. She also taught fundamentals of public speaking in the managerial program at the Boeing Aircraft Plant in Gresham, Oregon. At Portland Community College, she taught basic speech communication through its career guidance program.

Carol’s volunteer interests in Portland were working in the public schools. She and several parents created and maintained The College and Career Center at Grant High School. She was coordinator for the center and created a pamphlet that provided students with steps toward a successful post-high school future.

After moving back to Houston, Carol began working at Texas Southern University as coordinator of the speech lab in the School of Communication. She is instructor for the CM 110 Multipurpose Speech class and has taught SC 136 Public Address, and SC 140 Voice and Diction. She serves as the SACS Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) faculty Associate, responsible for the initial and posts-speech assessments of freshman students.