Dr. Leonidas Jones can often be seen striding through McDonough Hall in the early morning hours. His enthusiasm for teaching and the University are legendary, and students often comment that his thirst for learning is infectious. Dr. Jones breaks down topics into component parts so that students understand the subject matter. Once that is done, he encourages deeper comprehension with directives such as: "Read all your assignments and go through your notes slowly and meticulously." "And take your time to do things right."
Dr. Jones feels that a liberal arts education is crucial because it prepares a student for just about anything. "It's wonderful that University of Saint Joseph understands that, too," he says. "A liberal arts education helps students think broadly and come up with creative solutions throughout their life." In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Jones belongs to several committees and is the chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee. He says, "Making sure that prospective professors are dedicated to teaching is part of the vetting process. They must be eager to teach and dedicated to the students."
Ph.D., Duke University
B.S., Southampton College
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