Dr. Monty Jones is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology and Design at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Jones studies pre-service and in-service K-12 teacher learning of technology integration with a focus on technologies supporting online teaching and digital fabrication. He is the creator and program coordinator of the VCU Online Teaching Certificate Program, which prepares K-12 teachers to effectively teach in online and hybrid environments.
He received his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia in 2014 where he was awarded a research fellowship in the Center for Technology and Teacher Education and an Outstanding Curriculum Award from the National Association of Gifted Children. He won two Outstanding Performance Awards as both a classroom teacher and an instructional technology resource teacher in Hopewell City Public Schools, and has given presentations nationally and internationally. His work with local school divisions has been chronicled in the Richmond Times Dispatch,The Hopewell News and on WTVR Channel 6 News.