Dr. Jones is a licensed professional counselor in Arkansas, board-certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors, and a board-certified telemental health provider (BC-TMH). His research and clinical interests focus on biracial adults, African American men, ethics, and telemental health counseling. Dr. Jones is a member of the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee. He is currently the President-Elect for the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He has also been the President of the Arkansas Counseling Association, and the Arkansas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.  He presents multiple times a year at conferences and is currently writing two books. Outside the classroom, Dr. Jones enjoys fishing, creating humorous videos for social media, and spending time with his family.

PhD Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University, 2020
EdS Professional Counseling, Harding University, 2010
MA Clinical Pastoral Counseling, Ashland Theological Seminary, 2003
BS Child Development and Family Studies, Freed Hardeman University, 1998

Giovanetti, M., & Jones, M. (2022, July). Respecting the dignity of clients through trust building. 
Counseling Today. 65(1).

Hoover, S. & Jones, M., (2022) iThou Relationality in Online Counselor Education. Counselor Education
Distance Learning National Conference (CEDL). (online)

Williams, C., Brooks, M., Burt, I. & Jones, M., (2022) The Black Male Experience. American Counseling 
Association (ACA). Atlanta, GA

Sapp, T., & Jones, M. (2022, January). Navigating suspected ethical violations: Practical steps to an
ethical response.  Counseling Today. 64(7).

Browne-James, L. & Jones, M., (2021) State ACA Branch Membership Recruitment and Retention. 
American Counseling Association (ACA). (online)

Jones, M. & Humes, C. (2019) Student Remediation as a Gatekeeping Tool. Association of Counselor
Educators and Supervisors (ACES). Seattle, WA.

Jones, M. & Jennings-Hood, H. (2021). Telemental Health Ethics in the Midst of a Pandemic, Arkansas 
Counseling Association (ArCA). Little Rock, AR.

Jones, M. & Campbell, J. (2021). Where are the Brothas?: The Ethical Implications of the Lack of African 
American Men in Counselor Education, Arkansas Counseling Association (ArCA). Little Rock, AR.

Jones, M. (2021, November). The lack of African American men in counselor education: Ethical
implications. Counseling Today. 64(5).

Jones, M. (2021). Rural Telemental Counseling. In Robertson, H., Telemental health and distance 
counseling: A counselor’s guide to decisions, resources, and practice. New York: Springer.