Scott Jones, Ph.D


Scott Jones


Scott Jones, Ph.D

Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Associate Professor of New Media Communications

Office: KO 210C
Phone: (765)-455-9380

Scott Jones is Dean of Indiana University Kokomo's School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He founded the New Media Communication degree program, where he now serves as an Associate Professor. He has published articles on web design in international journals, has given more than 40 presentations at conferences, and was named an AT&T Fellow in 2006. He has more than 20 years of experience teaching at the college level, having taught at Purdue University and Cornell University before starting at Indiana University Kokomo in 2002. In 2012 he was named to FACET, Indiana University's organization for faculty committed to excellence in teaching, and in 2013 won IU Kokomo's Claude Rich Excellence in Teaching Award.



PhD Purdue University, 2002
MA Purdue University 1992
BS Illinois State University, 1990


Teaching and Research Interests

Web Design, New Media Theory, Digital Literacy



Jones, Scott L., and Angela Thorpe. (2014). “Library Home Page Design Practices at Medium-Sized Institutions.” Journal of Web Librarianship 8.1: 1-22.  

Steel, Gregory, and Scott L. Jones (2013). “Using Virtual Environments for Synchronous Online Courses.” Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology 2.1: 56-61.

Jones, Scott L. (2012). “Using Short Video Tutorials.” Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology 1.2: 54-56.

Jones, Scott L. (2012). “A Census of State Portal and Agency Homepage Design in the United States.” International Journal of Electronic Government Research 8.2: 32-56.

Jones, Scott L., and Dianna DeGrow. (2011). “Fortune 500 Homepage Design Trends.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 54.1: 18-30. 

Jones, Scott L., and Kirsten Leonard. (2011). “Library Home Page Design at Smaller Bachelor of Arts Institutions.” Journal of Web Librarianship 5.1: 24-45.

Jones, Scott L. (2007). “How We Collaborate: Reported Frequency of Technical Communicators’ Collaborative Writing Activities.” Technical Communication 54.3: 283-294.

Jones, Scott L. (2007).  “Evolution of Corporate Homepages:  1996-2006.” Journal of Business Communication 44.3: 236-257.

Jones, Scott L. (2005). “From Writers to Information Coordinators: Technology and the Changing Face of Collaboration.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication 19.4: 449-467.

Jones, Scott L., and H. Young Kim. (1999). “Evaluating and Documenting Web Sources.” Ace Journal 2.1: 58–69.

Jones, Scott L. (1997).  “A Guide to Using Color Effectively in Business Communication.” Business Communication Quarterly 60.2: 76–88.

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