retired veteran professor of sociology will complete instruction
duties for two sociology classes this semester at The University
of Southern Mississippi.
Justine Jones, who was a member of the faculty at Towson State University
in Baltimore, Md., for more than 30 years, will teach Sociology
101 and Sociology 425/524 at Southern Miss through the remainder
of the spring semester. She began teaching the classes March 22.
were previously taught by Dr. Frank Glamser, who was recently suspended
by the university.
we are extremely lucky to have someone of Dr. Jones' quality and
caliber, having recently retired and living locally," said
Dr. Elliot Pood, dean of the Southern Miss College of Arts and Letters.
"I think our students will benefit greatly from her experience."
A native of
Hattiesburg and currently a resident of Laurel, Jones received her
undergraduate degree in sociology from Millsaps College in 1963.
She later earned a master's degree from The George Washington University,
and a doctorate from Tulane University. She participated in postdoctoral
work from 1984-1985 as a visiting scientist in the Department of
Population Dynamics in Johns Hopkins University's School of Hygiene
and Public Health. "We want to keep the students on schedule
to complete the course and allow them to be able to graduate, and
I'm delighted to assist with that," she said.
being in the classroom," she said. "You can't be in higher
education and not enjoy the students."
from Towson State in 1997, and is an associate professor emeritus
at the university. She is a member or former member of several sociological
associations and other academic organizations.