Andrea L. Jones, Ph.D., MSW, LSW
McNeill Hall 3057
Research Interests: Volunteerism, civic engagement, and service learning. Development, dissemination and evaluation of community programs supporting vulnerable older adults. Veterans’ issues. Intergenerational programs and multi-generational co-housing. End-of-life decision making and health policy.
Prior to pursuing her PhD in social work, Andrea Jones had been a social worker for more than 16 years with significant practice and administrative experience in mental health (adolescent, adult, older adult) at all levels of care, as well as geriatric care management, oncology and hospice social work. While pursuing her PhD at the University of Maryland, Dr. Jones received research support as a Hartford Doctoral Fellow, and from the Maryland Gerontological Society, AGESW, and the University of Maryland. She has coauthored articles on EAPs and co-conducted a three year program evaluation for Atlantic Philanthropies and the Baltimore Community Foundation related to volunteerism. Her dissertation, Volunteer Guardians in the Community: A Mixed Methods Exploration of a Complex Volunteer Task, is indicative of a applied research trajectory examining volunteerism and civic engagement. Dr. Jones has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level including research methods, clinical paradigms, psychopathology, end of life issues, and human development.