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Dia Jones Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SOE Online Partnership Progs

B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.

For the past 17 years, Dia L. Jones has been a transformative leader in education within the School District of Philadelphia. She has served students and families as an English teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal of School Culture, and an education coach and consultant.

Dia earned her B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma, an M.Ed. from Temple University, and an Ed.D. in Education Policy and Leadership from American University. Her qualitative dissertation examined the social and emotional supports adolescent Black girls need to remain motivated to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers.

As a program manager with the Columbia University Girls in STEM program and as an Executive Director with the STEM Educational Institute, Dia introduced hundreds of students to STEM college and career opportunities throughout the country. Dia’s objective is to replicate those national programs throughout Philadelphia to increase the number of underrepresented students in STEM locally.
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