Mike Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Community Science

Michael Jones II, Ph.D., a native Saint Louisan is excited about the opportunity to join the new administrative team for HomeGrown Stl. Michael is passionate about his hometown’s ability to increase our capacity by building the necessary infrastructure and support systems for marginalized populations. Michael is a graduate of Saint Louis University where he studied Sociology, Theology, and African American Studies prior to earning his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. Michael is also completing his Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. Prior to joining the Race & Opportunity Lab, Michael previously worked at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement cultivating student leader and learning opportunities that partner with K-12 schools and local nonprofits