Dr. Laurence F. Jones
- Ph.D., Urban Administration, University of Texas at Arlington, May 1990.
- Dissertation Title: Representational Change in Texas County Government
- M.A., Public Administration, University of Oklahoma, May 1983
- B.S., Technical Management, Regis College, August 1979
Laurence F. Jones is the Director and Department Chair in the Center for Security Studies and Criminal Justice at Angelo State University, where he has served since 1990. Professor Jones is the co-author of Political Science Research: A Handbook of Scope and Methods with Edward C. Olson. He has also coauthored numerous journal articles dealing with minority representational change in Texas City and county governments, the politics of early voting in Texas, political party realignment in Texas county government, and the extent of capital budgeting in Texas.
As a member of the Department of Political Science, Professor Jones taught undergraduate courses in Federal and Texas state government, Urban Politics and Policy, The Mass Media, Society, and Public Policy, and The Scope and Methods of Political Science. Professor Jones also taught and lead graduate seminars in Public Personnel Management, Urban Politics, and Administrative Methods.
Currently, he teaches graduate courses in Research Methods and Applied Statistics. In addition, he is an associate in Community Development Initiatives where he is an active researcher in several policy areas including public safety, urban affairs, and race relations.