Dr. Sharon A. Jones is a professor of engineering at the University of Washington Bothell where she also serves as the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dr. Jones holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Columbia University, an M.E. in civil engineering from University of Florida, an M.P.A. in public works policy from California State University Long Beach, and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in engineering and public policy.
She served as tenured faculty at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Lafayette College before becoming the Dean of the Shiley School of Engineering at University of Portland between 2011 and 2019. She joined University of Washington Bothell in 2019.
Dr. Jones’ research interests includes applying decision-making methods to evaluate sustainability policies, improving engineering ethics education, broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and bridging engineering and the liberal arts. Dr. Jones recently completed a seven-year term as a member of the advisory group for the Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society at the National Academy of Engineering. She also recently served on the Journal of Engineering Education’s editorial team for a special issue on engineering education ethics. She currently serves on the education committee for the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and is a peer evaluator for ABET and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Dr. Jones is an American Society for Engineering Education Fellow and an American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists Board Certified Environmental Engineer. She received the 2007 National Society of Professional Engineers Engineering Education Excellence Award and the 2003 Indian Health Service Tribal/Urban Recognition Award.