Sharon A. Jones serves as the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Prior to becoming Vice Chancellor, Jones served as Dean of the University of Portland’s Shiley School of Engineering since 2011.
Jones is the chief academic officer on campus, overseeing UW Bothell’s five schools: Business, Educational Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Nursing & Health Studies, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. Jones fosters the development and implementation of academic policies and procedures, leads efforts to enhance the campus culture for faculty and staff, and promotes numerous student-success programs on campus.
Prior to her position at University of Portland, Jones served as a professor and director of engineering at Lafayette College, a private liberal arts college in Easton, Pennsylvania. Jones holds a Ph.D. in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.P.A. in public works policy from California State University at Long Beach, an M.E. in civil engineering from the University of Florida and a B.S.in civil engineering from Columbia University. Her current research interests include systems-level modeling to advance sustainability, advancing engineering ethics competency, and improving diversity in STEM. Jones also has worked as a professional engineer.