- Lab Fellow, 2010-2013
Jones is currently an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech's Center for Public Administration and Policy. He received his PhD in Political Science in 2010 from the University of Oklahoma and holds an MA and BS in Political Science, both granted from Idaho State University. His research focuses primarily on the role of narrative in shaping public policy, particularly as it relates to public opinion. This interest has led to several collaborations across several substantive issue areas with Yale University's Cultural Cognition Project. During his fellowship, he will again be collaborating with the Cultural Cognition Project to examine the role of cultural orientations and narrative communication in shaping how people process factual information related to campaign finance.