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 maker-based learning.
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 has been awarded the Charles P. Ruch Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the McLeod Faculty Development Award from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education. 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.