Dr. Adena D. Jones


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, 2008, Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • MS, 2006, Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • BA, 2003, Psychology and Political Science, Southwestern University


  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Psychology of Diversity
  • Human Growth and Development

Research and professional interests

  • Academic motivation and achievement
  • Student success and retention
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Diversity issues
  • Cheating/Academic integrity
  • Academic advising
  • Bullying

Other interests

  • Psychology of diverse populations
  • Management and assessment in the classroom
  • Introduction to the psychology major
  • Human growth and development

Awards and honors

  • Faculty Mentor for Student Athlete: Excellence in Academic Contribution. (2012)
  • Graduate Council Award: Distinguished Doctoral Student, Texas A&M University - Commerce. (2007)
  • Distinguished Doctoral Student of the Year, Texas A&M University - Commerce. (2006)