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Dennis F. Jones, PhD

Executive Director

Dr. Jones is an associate Professor in the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, Department of Sport Studies, and teaches a variety of courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to teaching, Dr. Jones provides senior leadership to Youth Enrichment Services, where he is both the founder and Executive Director. Dr. Jones has operated YES for over 23 years and continues to be the visionary behind the work in which YES engages. 


He earned his Ph.D., from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988 with a Major in Health, Physical and Recreation Education. His area of concentration was in Sport Administration; Higher Education Administration; Sport Pedagogy and Teacher Education. Dr. Jones also holds a Masters of Science from West Virginia University in Sport Behavior with a concentration in Sport Sociology and Sports Psychology.

Finally, to top off his education credentials, he holds a Bachelor of Science from Concord College with a major in Education with a concentration in Secondary Physical Education 7–12; Speech and Drama Education 7–12.

From 1989 to Present, Doctor Jones is a Tenured Associate Professor, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, West Virginia University.

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