Bio:Â Hollie Jones, Ph.D., was the Acting Dean of Academic Affairs.Â Jones develops new academic programs, services and policies that strengthen studentsâ€™ undergraduate experiences. As a member of Medgar Evers Collegeâ€™s administrative team, she reports to the Provost and works closely with other Deans, executive officers and faculty on behalf of the College.Â Â Jones most recently served as the Chairperson of the Psychology Department at MEC. She joined the College in 2007 as an Assistant Professor. Jones taught a variety of psychology courses including Adolescent Development, Psychology and the African Diaspora and Experimental Psychology.Â She also served as Chairperson of the College-Wide Curriculum Committee and on MEC and City University of New York (CUNY) committees focused on curriculum matters, student affairs and policy development.
Prior to joining the MEC family, Jones was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at City College and Hunter College. She also served as an undergraduate advisor in the Psychology Department at Hunter College.Â Jonesâ€™ research and publications focus on the connections between race-related stress, racial identity and physical and mental health, and documenting health disparities and identifying policy and behavioral interventions to reduce those disparities. Jones currently serves as one of the researchers for CUNYâ€™s current project with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).Â That research explores ways the University can create a healthier culture â€“ with a focus on health equity.
Jones received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Goucher College and a Master of Arts in Psychology from Hunter College. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, and completed postdoctoral work at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.