Dr. Jacqueline Jones

Jacqueline Jones, Ph.D., has been a teacher, researcher, and policymaker. Currently, she is the President and CEO of the Foundation for Child Development. Dr. Jones served as Senior Advisor on Early Learning to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and as the country’s first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning in the US Department of Education. Prior to federal service, she was the Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Early Childhood Education in the New Jersey State Department of Education, with responsibility for New Jersey’s Abbott Preschool Program. For over 15 years Dr. Jones served as a Senior Research Scientist at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton. She has been a visiting faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a full-time faculty member at the City University of New York. Dr. Jones is a board member on the National Academies Board on Children, Youth and Families, and she served on the National Academy of Sciences committee that produced Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. Dr. Jones attended Hunter College of the City University of New York as an undergraduate and earned both a masters and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.