Ep 25: From First Generation Student to PHD: Re-evaluating Higher Education w/Dr. Tiffany Jones


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In this Episode, Minority Trailblazer Dr.Tiffany Jones shares;

  • What motivated her to get a PHD in Higher Education
  • What it is like to be a female in Higher Education
  • 3 Steps to improve the education system for minority students
  • The important of Policy in Education
  • and much much more

Perfect show to share with;

  • Minorities in Higher Education
  • First Generation College Students
  • People that love positive, transparent, and actionable conversations with World Changers


Information About Dr.Jones:

Dr. Tiffany Jones is the Program Director for Higher Education Research and Policy at the Southern Education Foundation (SEF).  Prior to joining SEF, Jones was a dean’s fellow at the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Southern California.  She has published book chapters, scholarly articles, and policy reports that have focused on the ways that policies and practice facilitate college access and success for students of color.  She also has a specific interest in higher education accountability and assessment, developmental education, institutional effectiveness, and data use at Minority-Serving Institutions.  Prior to working with CUE, Tiffany worked with the Pullias Center for Higher Education, with pre-college programs, and also served as an intern for the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education.

Tiffany earned a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from Central Michigan University, a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park and a doctorate at the University of Southern California.


Tiffany’s Favorite Quote

“ Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.“- Galation’s 6:9

Tiffany’s Favorite Book

The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcom X & Alex Haley

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Southern Education Foundation Website


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