Alexis Jones

Professor of Elementary Education


Ph.D., Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • Assistant professor of education at Eastern Illinois University 
  • Former elementary school teacher with 12 years of experience 
  • Former district-level staff development coordinator with six years of experience 
  • National Board Certified Teacher and Certified Middle Childhood Generalist


Alexis Jones, Ph.D., is a former writer for ThoughtCo. She is an assistant professor of education at Eastern Illinois University. Previously, she spent 12 years as an elementary school teacher before leaving the classroom for district office experience. As a district-level staff development coordinator, she planned and implemented professional development sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. During that time, Alexis received National Board Certification and a Middle Childhood Generalist certificate. 


Alexis holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a doctorate in education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

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