Dr. Jones is a graduate of Northwestern University, received a masters from the University of Illinois and a doctorate from the University of Denver. Dr. Jones teaches acting, directing, and theatre history, with the primary focus of her research in twentieth-century performance theory and criticism, with a special interest in works by, and about, women. Her three decades of directorial credits range from Shakespeare to Arthur Miller to Moliere to Neil Simon. She has staged works by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Samuel Beckett in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Dr. Jones currently directs productions at both CSU and at the Bas Bleu Theatre Company in Fort Collins. She is as interested in process as in product, and strives to continually improve her skills as a teacher. She is a professional development mentor for the Leadership Institute of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, a juror for the Wyoming Arts Council, and an adjudicator for the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. In 2003, she was awarded the Higher Education Theatre Educator of the Year award from the Alliance for Colorado Theatre.