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Director, Mr. JonesDr. Roy Jones, Director

Dr. Roy Jones is a professor and the executive director for the College of Education's Call Me MISTER® Program at Clemson University. The mission of the Call Me MISTER® (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role-models) Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the lowest performing elementary schools.

Call Me MISTER® has received accolades from a broad spectrum of national media and high profile celebrities to include, USA Today, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal, ABC World News, National Public Radio (NPR), Associated Press, Diverse Issues in Education, Blackamerica Web, Oprah Winfrey, and education journals such as Education Week and Instructor magazine. Dr. Jones was named the 2009 recipient of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education’s Pacesetter Award.

Previously, Dr. Jones was associate professor in the Division of Education at Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C. Dr. Jones served as chair of the Division of Education during the period Claflin received the distinction of becoming the first historically black private institution in the State to receive the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation. From 1990 to 1998, Dr. Jones served as Director of Employment for the Charleston County School District and was responsible for the district's teacher and classified recruitment programs. He has successfully implemented and directed numerous programs in higher education throughout his career. He has presented countless workshops, seminars, forums, and panel discussions surrounding racial and cultural issues in education.

Dr. Jones received his doctorate from the University of Georgia, master's from Atlanta University and bachelor's from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Biographies for Winston Holton, Field Coordinator, and Mark Joseph, Program Coordinator, will be coming soon.