Tamara Bertrand Jones


Tamara Bertrand Jones is Assistant Professor in the Higher Education program at Florida State University. Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jones attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Upon graduation she completed her master’s degree in Higher Education at Florida State University (FSU). She then completed her doctoral studies in Research and Program Evaluation, also at FSU. Her research interests are assessment and evaluation in higher education (student affairs), culturally responsive evaluation, mentoring, Black graduate students, and the transition for graduate students to junior faculty. She belongs to many professional organizations, including the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the Southeast Evaluation Association (SEA), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). In addition, she is a founder and Past-President of Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Institute (www.sistersoftheacademy.org), an international organization that promotes collaborative scholarship among Black females in the academy.