Mr. Jones was born in raised in and around Memphis, TN. He attended elementary and middle school at Auburndale (later St. Benedict’s) and high school at CBHS.
Mr. Jones graduated Magna Cum Laude from Norwich University in 1999, majoring in History and English. His honors thesis for history concerned the advent of cultural nationalism across the US in the wake of the War of 1812, while his capstone project for the English department – an analysis of the influence of Poe and Lovecraft on the modern horror genre – won the university’s yearly Kreitzberg Library prize for non-technical research writing.
He received his Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee in 2003, specializing in technology and society with concentrations in Modern East Asia and Cold War Europe. His thesis argued for the durability, strength, and importance of online communities years before the explosion of social media.
Mr. Jones attended the University of Memphis for post-graduate work in pursuit of his teaching certification.
He has been teaching since the 2005 school year, and has worked at Overton since the 2010 school year.
Mr. Jones currently teaches Honors US History, AP US History, and AP World History. He also, along with Dr. Lee, sponsors Overton’s Knowledge Bowl team. Over the course of his career, he has also taught US Government, Modern History, English, AP English Literature, and World History. He is currently licensed by the great state of Tennessee to teach History, English and Government.
Mr. Jones wonders why blurbs always seem to be written in the passive voice, and does not normally speak of himself in the third-person.