Dr. Sharon Jones is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia College, and has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2006. She holds a PhD and an MA in Comparative Politics from Syracuse University. Dr. Jones also received an MA and BA, both in International Relations, as well as a BS in Business Administration, all from the University of South Florida.
Raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, Dr. Jones has traveled the world, with one son born in Portugal and another in Italy. Her travels and work have taken her throughout Europe and South/Southeast Asia.
While at Columbia College, Dr. Jones has developed a vast array of courses that deal with multicultural and gender issues. Dr. Jones is also deeply involved in race, ethnic and gender issues. ‘Third World’ issues are equally discussed in all her courses in relation to western democratic ideologies and international relations.
Dr. Jones’s main research is on immigration in general and with special emphasis on national security. Her published and submitted articles are usually comparative in nature, though not exclusively, looking at such issues as immigration policies at the 47th Parallel and in the US and Australia, and how they pertain, mainly in economic terms, and to national security.
Dr. Jones also serves as Columbia College’s Director of the Model United Nations program. Columbia College is the only higher ed institution in South Carolina that attends the American Model UN in Chicago, IL.