Dr. Wanda Jones Joins University of Mobile as Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Dr. Wanda Jones

MOBILE, Ala. – Research scientist and engineer Dr. Wanda Jones has joined the University of Mobile faculty as assistant professor chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jones holds a Doctor of Philosophy in materials science and engineering from Tuskegee University, where she was awarded several National Science Foundation graduate fellowships and was named an Alabama Graduate Research Scholar. She received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Miles College and has done postdoctoral work at Cornell University and Auburn University.

Her scientific training and research areas at Tuskegee University focused on utilizing polymer composites and composite systems in tandem with nanotechnology for potential use in advance structural applications. Some of her research methodologies included the fundamental usage of sonochemistry to develop novel nanotechnologies for composites that possess semiconducting and multifunctional properties.

Jones has worked as a research scientist and engineer at several startup companies in Alabama and California. She has served as chemistry instructor at Coastal Alabama Community College, taught as an adjunct instructor at Bishop State Community College teaching physics for the EPECS Scholars Program, and was an adjunct instructor in the chemistry department at the University of South Alabama.

She has a special interest in understanding the learning styles of college students and encouraging the youth of her community to pursue STEM areas of study.

Jones is a member of the American Chemical Society, Junior League of Mobile and Mobile County Foster Parent Association. She is a foster and adoptive parent and founded a nonprofit startup to assist children who are in foster care.

For more information about studying chemistry and the sciences at the University of Mobile, visit the website at umobile.edu/artsandsciences or call Enrollment Services at 251.442.2222.


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 77 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean is assistant vice president for university communications and has helped tell the University of Mobile story since 1993. She is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Her husband and daughter are UM graduates. She loves playing in the yard – planting flowers, picking blueberries, pulling weeds and petting her two mini-schnauzers.