Dr. Monty Jones is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology and Design at Virginia Commonwealth University. His primary research agenda focuses on K-12 teacher learning of technology integration. His latest manuscript, “How teachers learn: The roles of formal, informal, and independent learning” was published in Educational Technology Research & Development. His secondary research interests involve teacher preparation for online teaching and he is the creator and program coordinator for the VCU Online Teaching Certificate program.
He received his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia in 2014 where he was awarded a research fellowship in the Center for Technology and Teacher Education and an Outstanding Curriculum Award from the National Association of Gifted Children. He won two Outstanding Performance Awards as both a classroom teacher and an instructional technology resource teacher in Hopewell City Public Schools, and has given presentations nationally and internationally. His work with local school divisions has been chronicled in the Richmond Times Dispatch, The Hopewell News and on WTVR Channel 6 News.