Before his appointment as Provost in 1996, Dr. Jones was the Dr. Arthur P. Rech and Mrs. Jean May Rech Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department.
Dr. Jones is Wheaton's chief academic officer and second ranking administrator, reporting directly to the President. He oversees the undergraduate and graduate programs of Wheaton College through the Dean of Arts, Media and Communication, the Dean of Humanities and Theological Studies, and the Dean of Natural and Social Sciences. Additionally, the Assistant Provost, Dean of Information and Technology, the College Librarian, and the Director of Admissions report to him. Dr. Jones also has oversight of the programs of the Billy Graham Center.
Dr. Jones joined the Wheaton College faculty in 1981 having completed a B.S. in Psychology at Texas A&M University, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University, and an internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of over 50 articles and book chapters, and is co-author or editor of a number of books including Modern Psychotherapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal, Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church’s Moral Debate, Psychology and Christianity: Four Views, and the God’s Design for Sex book series.