Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Bruce Jones as Vice President for Research at Howard University 

Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Bruce Jones as Vice President for Research at Howard University.  Dr. Jones will serve as the chief research officer and is responsible for developing and implementing the vision, plan, and policies to guide the University's research portfolio, and for leading all aspects of the University's research infrastructure and operations.  Dr. Jones joins Howard University on April 1, 2018, and will report to Dr. Anthony Wutoh, Howard University Provost, and Chief Academic Officer. https://medicine.howard.edu/newsroom/article/8541/howard-university-appoints-bruce-jones-lead-new-office-research

Dr. Jones comes to Howard University from the University of Houston where he had served in various roles including the Vice Provost for Academic Programs, Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, and as a Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Education.  Dr. Jones’ research specialties focus on leadership and policy analysis in K-12 and higher education, cross-sector collaboration, school and community engagement and cultural competence, organizational development, and program evaluation and assessment. Dr. Jones earned his M.A. in Politics and Education, MPhil in Political Science, and Ph.D. in Political Science, from Columbia University. 

Dr. Jones has more than 25 years of academic and administrative experience in higher education and the nonprofit sector. Over the course of his career, he has held two Endowed Chair Professorships.  As the Ewing Marion Kauffman Endowed Chair for Teaching and Leadership at the University of Missouri, he engaged in statewide research on best leadership practices in education reform in partnership with the Missouri State Department of Education, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the Danforth Foundation.  At the University of Missouri System level, Dr. Jones founded and led the Consortium for Educational Policy Analysis (CEPA), which was housed on three campuses of the University of Missouri System. Through his research at CEPA and with the support of the Peter Herschend Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Hall Family Foundation and the Danforth Foundation, he launched Missouri’s first statewide comprehensive assessment of student achievement. At the University of South Florida, Dr. Jones served as the David C. Anchin Endowed Professor of Education and Director of the David C. Anchin Center. Under his leadership, the external grant portfolio of the David C. Anchin Center grew from an estimated $625,000 when he arrived at USF with a record high of more than $30 million.

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 52 offices in 34 countries worldwide.  Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.  More information may be found at: https://www.harrisandassociates.com/web/index.php




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