Dr. Lee currently serves Professor and President & Executive Editor of InSpire Magazine and Executive Director of the InSpire ILEAD Institute. Most recently, he served as the Dean of The School of Graduate Studies and Professor of Educational Foundations at The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.He served as a member of the Provost Administrative Team and manages a 3.2 million dollar operating budget. Dr. Jones was responsible for providing leadership for many departments within the Provost Office including, The School of Graduate School, The offices of Continuing Ed
Dr. Lee currently serves Professor and President & Executive Editor of InSpire Magazine and Executive Director of the InSpire ILEAD Institute. Most recently, he served as the Dean of The School of Graduate Studies and Professor of Educational Foundations at The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
He served as a member of the Provost Administrative Team and manages a 3.2 million dollar operating budget. Dr. Jones was responsible for providing leadership for many departments within the Provost Office including, The School of Graduate School, The offices of Continuing Education, Faculty Development, Distance Education, Sponsored Research and Programs, Information and Technology; Summer Sessions, Credit Outreach, World Affairs, etc. Dr. Jones finds the time to produce and host Your Voice T.V. Talk Show and has recently taped his 500th show. The show has recently been approved to air in Newark, NJ. Additionally, he has recently launched his new Talk Radio Show: B-InSpired!
In addition to all his academic and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Jones serves as the Executive Producer of the movie: Let Your Haters Be Your Motivators. Dr. Jones takes his role as a professor very seriously and creatively engages his students in classroom lectures and discussions. He has been nominated several times for the outstanding teaching award at Florida State University. Additionally, Dr. Jones is a well respected scholar in higher education. His research interests include Leadership/Organizational Development and Environmental Cultural issues for underrepresented groups in higher education. He has completed four edited books and two singled authored book--three of which are used in over 50 universities throughout the country: 1 Brothers of The Academy: Earning Our Way, 2 Retaining African Faculty, Administrators, Student: Challenging Paradigms for Retention, 3 Making It On Broken Promises, Leading African American Male Scholars Confronting The Culture of Higher Education, 4 Co-Editor of The Majority in The Minority: Expanding The Representation of Latina/o Faculty, Administrators and Students in Higher Education, 5 Weeping May Endure for A Night, 6 Black in America: When a Ph.D. is Still Not Enough He will soon release his seventh and eighth books: 7 Who Shall Tell Our Story, The Relevance of Historically and Predominately Black Colleges and Universities, 8 If You Are Not On The Way, Then You Are In The Way! He also has over 20 research article, papers, book chapters, etc. Serving on numerous editorial boards, he is also served as the managing Editor of The Journal of The Professoriate. Prior to his current position, Dr. Jones has also served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Instruction in the College of Education. He was a member of the Dean's Administrative Team. Dr. Jones supervised many areas within the College of Education, including the Offices of Clinical Partnerships, Academic Services, Learning Resource Center, Curriculum Resource Center, Living Learning Center, and Student Access, Recruitment, and Retention. He was also responsible for undergraduate and graduate academic programs, alumni relations, enrollment management, teacher education, off campus programs, faculty searches, scholarships, fellowships, monitoring the functions of all issues of student progress and new faculty orientation. Dr. Jones also served as the Director for the Division of Multicultural Student Services and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Washington State University. He was responsible for the areas of recruitment, retention center, counseling services, community relations, evaluation services, administration, peer mentoring, etc. He provided leadership to over 86 paid staff and managed the budget and all operations for the division. Earlier in his career, Dr. Jones served as Assistant to the Vice President for Business and Administration at the Ohio State University where he assisted the Vice President in implementing the Continuous Quality Improvement Program to over 1,200 employees. He provided leadership to The Ohio State University in the following positions: Director of Retention Services, Director of the University Mentoring Program, Director of Jones Graduate Tower, Director of Recruitment and Retention in the College of Dentistry, Course Instructor, and Executive Director and Founder of the University Mentoring Program Choir. He is the founder of 100 Black Men of Ohio State University and Washington State University. Dr. Jones has received over 180 awards and citations including the Alumnus of the year award from Delaware State University, the Graduate School Leadership award from Ohio State University, the Max T. Fisher School of Business award, Simba Man of the Year award, the distinguished Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshal Scholarship Fund, the University of Cincinnati Black Man Think Tank Special Recognition etc. The Black Greek Council at Ohio State awarded him with the top Administrator Award for three consecutive years. He is the recipient of the Ennis Cosby Visiting Scholar Award from Keystone College and Visiting Scholar Award from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been nominated for the Florida State University President's Continuing Education Award. He has received keys to the cities of Newark, New Jersey and Kent, Ohio. He also received the Presidential Social Responsibility Award from Kent State University, the Distinguished Image Award from Washington State University, and the Chancellor's Medallion Award from Fayetteville State University. Most recently, he received the President's Award from Florida A&M University, the Urban Financial Services Award from the Wilmington Delaware Chapter and the Sisters of The Academy Special Recognition Award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delaware State University, in Drama, Speech, Communication, and Theater. While at DSU he was elected President of the student body. He has a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration, a Master of Arts degree in Business and Administration, and a Ph. D. in Organizational Development from The Ohio State University. Dr. Jones completed his high school education from Barringer High School in Newark, New Jersey, which is the third oldest high school in the country. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. a member of the Board of Trustees at Keystone College, a permanent member of the Columbus, Ohio Simba Program (mentoring), National Association for Equal Opportunity (NAFEO), American Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), American Association of Higher Education (AAHE), Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), Association for Quality Control (ASQC), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and a host of other civic and professional organizations. He is also Founder and CEO of VIP Inc. (Voices in Progress). VIP Inc. is a soul searching educational and inspirational consulting practice. Known as a prolific orator, He has been affection ally called the King of Inspiration! Dr. Jones has been in great demand and has been requested to speak at high schools, universities, school districts, churches, and civic groups across the country. He has also been invited to speak in England, Canada, Rome, and Puerto Rico. His speeches have received rave reviews and he is consistently requested to appear for repeat visits at numerous engagements. His presentations are known to be high energy, substantive, and highly interactive. His oratorical skills combined with his knowledge, enthusiasm, and energy always leaves his audiences wanting more. He has appeared as a guest on several nationally syndicated radio shows including the Bev. Smith Show, etc.
• If You Are Not On The Way, Then You Are In The Way!
• You Can't Get Ahead Trying To Get Ahead
• Black In Amerca: When a Ph.D Is Still Not Enough
• What Is Your Word Worth?
• The Consequences of Being Trifiling
• Let Your Haters Be Your Motivators
• Diversity: What Does It Really Mean?
• Don't Let The Enemy In Your House, Especially If THe Enemy Is You
• Taking Comon Sense To High Places
• When Leadership Calls, Will You Be Ready?
• If You Don't Know Me By Now....
• I Have a Story To Tell
• Leading During Times of Change
• God Said It and That Will Settle It!
Much, Much more...