Dr. Dewitt Jones

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Postsecondary Education, Co-Chair of the Superintendent Preparation Program

B.A. 1969, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa

M.A. 1973, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Ed.S. 1981, Drake University, Des Moines,Iowa

ED.D. 1995, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa


As part of UNI Educational Leadership's ongoing professional learning, faculty members have participated in StrengthsQuest through the Gallup Organization.  This process has allowed Educational Leadership team members to identify their unique strengths.

Dr. Jones' strengths are: Arranger, Strategic, Includer, Ideation, Input.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Urban Education
  • Closing the Achievement Gap
  • Passing Bond Issues, Facilities Development & Construction
  • Preparing students to be superintendents & principals
  • Consulting with School Boards on Board Superintendent Relations

Research Interests:

  • Closing the Achievement Gap in Urban Settings
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Cultural Competency
  • Parental Involvement in Schools
  • Educational Leadership

Published articles in the following journals:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Wrote Book, Inside the Not So Hallowed Halls
  • Numerous Guest editorials
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