Cathy R. Jones
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
Dr. Cathy Jones received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Marshall University, Huntington, WV in Early Childhood Education and her doctorate from WV University in Morgantown with a major in Education Leadership and a minor in Preschool Special Education. Dr. Jones is currently an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Early Childhood Education at Coastal Carolina University. Prior to coming to Coastal, she served as the Early Childhood Coordinator for the WV Department of Education. In that capacity, she led the initiative to design, implement, and oversee the WV Universal Pre-k System which is ranked in the top five pre-k systems in the nation by the National Institute of Early Education Research. Dr. Jones has taught preschool, kindergarten, special education and higher education and held administrative positions including Education Coordinator for Head Start and Executive Director of a multi-county agency with child development, afterschool, child care resource and referral, and birth to three special education programs.