Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jones

Associate Professor
Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jones

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1205D Stone Building
(850) 645-9558

Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jones currently serves as an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Florida State University. Her research examines the sociocultural influences on socialization during graduate education and the professional experiences of underrepresented populations, particularly Black women, in academia. Her previous work as an administrator and program evaluator also influence her other research interests in culturally responsive assessment and evaluation.

She is a founder and past president of Sisters of the Academy Institute, an international organization that promotes collaborative scholarship and networking among Black women in the academy. She collaborated with fellow scholars to write Pathways to Higher Education for African American Women (Stylus Publishing) and Cultivating Leader Identity and Capacity in Students from Diverse Backgrounds (Jossey-Bass). She has also authored, solely and collaboratively referred journal articles.

She was awarded a McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year. In 2013, she received a Transformation Through Teaching award from Florida State University’s Spiritual Life Project in recognition of playing a transformational role in a student’s academic life. She has taught courses on Diversity in Higher Education, Student Services in Higher Education, Outcomes of Higher Education, Institutional Research, and Literature Review and Professional Writing.

Dr. Bertrand Jones remains active in the campus and community by serving on numerous college and university committees and volunteering regularly. In 2012, she was inducted into the FSU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. She was also named the 2009 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award from Florida State University for exemplifying outstanding service in keeping with the principles of Dr. King.

Dr. Bertrand Jones received her Doctor of Philosophy in Research and Evaluation Methods from Florida State University in 2006.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications:

Bertrand Jones, T. (in press). Socializing new evaluators: The use of mentoring to develop evaluation competence. New Directions for Evaluation.

Bertrand Jones, T., Tandberg, D., & Snead, S. M. (in press). Graduate school choice and summer research opportunities programs. In V. Stead (Ed.) International perspectives on higher education admission policy. New York: Peter Lang.

Frazier-Anderson, P., & Bertrand Jones, T. (in press). An analysis of Love My Children: Rose Butler Browne's contributions to culturally responsive evaluation. In S. Hood, R. Hopson, K. Obediat, & H. Frierson (Eds). Continuing the journey to reposition culture and cultural context in evaluation theory and practice. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Bertrand Jones, T. (in press). Me-search IS research: My socialization as an academic. In D. J. Davis, R. J. Brunn, & J. L. Olive (Eds.), Intersectionality in Education Research. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Bertrand Jones, T., & Osborne-Lampkin, L. (2013). Black female faculty success and early career professional development. Negro Educational Review, 64(1-4), 59-75.

Bertrand Jones, T., Wilder, J. A., & Osborne-Lampkin, L. (2013). Employing a Black feminist approach to doctoral advising: Preparing Black women for the professoriate. Journal of Negro Education, 82(3), 326-338. doi:10.7709/jnegroeducation.82.3.0326

Davis-Maye, D., Davis, D. J., & Bertrand Jones, T. (2013). Who's got next: SOTA's KEMET Academy as a model to improve the community college to PhD pipeline. Journal of Negro Education, 82(3), 243-254. doi:10.7709/jnegroeducation.82.3.0243

Wilder, J. A., Bertrand Jones, T., & Osborne-Lampkin, L. (2013). A profile of Black women in the 21st century academy: Still learning from the "outsider-within". Journal of Research Initiatives, 1(1), 27-38.

Guthrie, K., & Bertrand Jones, T. (2012). Teaching and learning: Using experiential learning and reflection for leadership education. New Directions for Student Services, 140, 53-63. doi:10.1002/ss.20031

Davis, D. J., Reynolds, R., & Bertrand Jones, T. (2012). Promoting the inclusion of tenure earning Black women in academe: Lessons for leaders in education. Florida Journal of Educational Administration & Policy, 5(1), 28-41.

Miles, S., Bertrand Jones, T., Moore Clemons, K., & Golay, P. (2011). "bein' alive & bein' a woman & bein' colored is a metaphysical dilemma": Black female social integration at a predominantly White institution. Diversity in Higher Education, 8, 107-129.