Dr. Stephen Jones was one of six children living in West Philadelphia. His father worked two jobs until he was 70 and his mother was a cook for young children. They both worked hard and taught him to have strong faith in God. Dr. Jones gets his determination to make a difference from them. As a young child, Dr. Jones was always questioning others and wanting to know more. Dr. Jones joined a community organization the Young Great Society because he wanted to play football, but it became so much more than sports. The Young Great Society is where Dr. Jones found his passion for community activism and finding ways to get the youth off the street. Dr. Jones graduated from We Toughen U. (University) where he majored in Peoplenomics long before he obtained a doctorate degree. You see youth gangs were prevailing in the neighborhood at first but the community leaders fought back and offered an alternative to the youth.
Dr. Jones learned leadership from the many teachers in his k12 schools who taught him why he should have pride in his academic achievements. His teachers frequently reminded him of people who sacrificed so that he could have a good education. Dr. Jones also learned leadership skills because he was always selected to be president of a community activity and he had been captain of the football or track team. Dr. Jones learned the power of servant leadership early during his career.
Winning is what Dr. Jones is all about. For thirty-seven years, Dr. Jones is a teacher and eduprenuer who has helped students, parents, and professionals to reach their dreams. He has delivered presentations on numerous topics including how to study, leadership, effective communication, organization, time management and innovative management practices. He is the author of five workbooks titled “Seven Secrets of How to Study” the “Parent’s Ultimate Education Guide” the “Ultimate Scholarship Guide” “Seven Secrets of How to Study the Bible, and the 10 Keys to a successful Marriage.” These books provide an easy understanding of the essential skills a student and parent needs to learn and prosper. Dr. Jones has managed to get his books into the hands of over 45,000 students and parents. It is hard work, but he is dedicated to increasing the number of students who graduate and reducing the dropout rate from high schools and colleges. Dr. Jones says the future is now and we must maximize student’s ability to achieve their goals.
Dr. Jones is currently President of SAJ Publishing. He is also the Associate Dean of Student in the College of engineering at Villanova University. For thirteen years he worked at Drexel University as Director of the SUCCESS/ACT101 program. He has received numerous awards for his dedication to students. Some of his awards include Distinguished Toast Master, Toastmasters District Award Winner, National Society of Black Engineers Award and Black Engineer of the Year Award. The Drexel University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers recently named an award after him to acknowledge his efforts. The award is titled the Dr. Stephen Jones Award for Academic Excellence. It is presented to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence throughout their enrollment.
Dr. Stephen Jones says today you are planting seeds for the tomorrow that you expect. He is someone who you want on your team. He has dedicated his life to diminishing the achievement gap that prevents students from reaching their full potential. He has reshaped the landscape for students whose families lack the financial resources for their students to pursue college. He has broken the barriers that have limited the intellectual capacity of America’s future workforce. Dr. Jones is available for webinars/ workshops and speaking engagements. Contact him at www.DrJonesBooks.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-842-3843.