Congratulations Shelley

Shelley Jones

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shelley Jones, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, has been promoted to full professor with a continuing appointment. Shelley joined Royal Roads in 2015, bringing her more than 20 years of teaching experience from primary school through graduate studies in a range of international contexts including Tanzania, Uganda, Japan, the United Kingdom and Canada to the International Year One Program. Shelley is currently in a second term as program head of the International Year One Program and has guided the program through a significant curriculum revision during her tenure. In 2019, Shelley also assumed the responsibilities of the program head for the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies. During her first year as BAIS program head, she traveled to Nunavut and hosted, in collaboration with Indigenous Student Services, a delegation of prospective students from Nunavut here on campus. In the past two years, Shelley has also been deeply involved in the design of an innovative first- and second-year curriculum for RRU students, together with Todd Thexton and Jo Axe. Her research is focused in the areas of gender, education and empowerment for girls and women in East Africa, Mother Tongue pedagogy and resource development, multimodality and literacy. She has published extensively in these areas and presented at many international conferences. Shelley holds a PhD in Language and Literacy Education (2008), a Master of Education (2003), a Bachelor of Education (1993) and a Bachelor of Arts (1992) from the University of British Columbia. Since 2003, she has received various research awards including from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development; the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; and the International Development Research Centre. Congratulations, Shelley!