Dr. Kevin Jones standing with a class outside

Cedarville Stories Podcast: Educator With A Missionary's Heart

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by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

Dr. Kevin JonesIt takes more than a worldwide health crisis to dampen the enthusiasm of the new dean of the School of Education, Dr. Kevin Jones. Throughout this challenging year, he has continued to inspire, motivate, and cast vision, encouraging the School of Education toward new heights.

Kevin is an academic leader, and then some. He exudes the energy of a college football coach on Saturday afternoon and the warmth and friendliness of a pastor on Sunday morning. He also has the heart of a missionary and hopes to see School of Education graduates in every church, every city, and every country.

While his energy and talents are striking, it’s Kevin’s love for the Lord and his resulting love for people that inspire the most.

“Even as a first-grade teacher, someone might ask, ‘Why are you working so hard?’” Kevin said in an interview last summer. “It’s because, at the end of my life, it won’t be the superintendent or the principal doing my evaluation; it is the Lord who will be giving out my recompense, my just due. I want to be found faithful in the time and with the gifts the Lord has given me. My faith is my career.”

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Beyond his talents as an educational leader, Kevin is also a gifted preacher who has spoken frequently in chapel

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its  Bachelor of Arts in Primary (P-5) Education program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit cedarville.edu.