Jackie  Jones

Department Chair


B.A. - Journalism; George Washington University

Jackie Jones is a veteran journalist and journalism educator. She currently writes and blogs for several online publications, including BlackAmericaWeb.com, SeeingBlack.com and AtlantaBlackStar.com. She has taught as a senior lecturer at Penn State University and as an adjunct journalism instructor at Howard University. Throughout her career, she has been a reporter, editor and manager. Her newsroom stops have included the Detroit Free Press, New York Newsday, The Philadelphia Daily News, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Washington Post.

The journalism graduate of George Washington University is a member and former national officer for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and she represents the NABJ on the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC)

She is a board member of Kids In Trouble Inc., and the Laurie Mitchell Empowerment Career Center. Jones is founder and director of Jones Coaching, LLC, a career transformation firm that helps individuals redesign their careers and assists businesses with organizational development and productivity. She received life coach certification from the Coach Training Alliance and additional Dream Builder certification with the Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey.