David Jones


David Jones

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English Instructor
English
Whiteside Hall

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English Instructor, English Department
Whiteside Hall 
662-621-4277
dljones@coahomacc.edu


David Jones said he enjoys his teaching position at Coahoma Community College, which he credits for providing students with the opportunity to receive an affordable and quality education.

Jones, an instructor in the English and Foreign Language Department, joined CCC’s faculty in the fall of 2006.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in English from Alcorn State University.

He is the 2011 recipient of the Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) award and was honored as the 2013 Humanities Teacher of the Year.

Recognizing the importance of his profession, Jones is committed to reaching out and touching the lives of his students.

“Since my contribution to humanity is most significant, I must use my innovative talent, which is teaching, to connect with my students,” he said. 

To that end, Jones strives to keep his teaching style diverse, spontaneous and effective. 

Jones also hopes to impart on his students the importance of reading.

“Fictional books are movies on pages, begging to be read, almost guaranteeing you the vicarious experience you’re seeking if you just give them a chance,” he said. “If you’re not doing so, invest in the power of reading.”

An avid reader himself, Jones is a fan of Southern Literature and lists Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones among his favorites. He also enjoys jogging, reading, gardening and watching collegiate sports.

Jones finds inspiration in this quote from Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, “Two things everybody’s got tuh do fuh theyselves.  They got tuh go tuh God, and they got tuh find out about livin’ fuh theyselves.”