Denzel Jones, PhD
Assistant Professor, Marriage & Family Therapy
Dr. Jones earned his PhD in Couple & Family Therapy from Kansas State University where his dissertation research focused on the impact of ethnic-racial socialization messages from socialization agents on Black ethnic-racial identity. His research area of interest focuses on the well-being of vulnerable populations, more specifically the influence of diverse social processes and experiences on well-being and identity development across time. As a public scholar, he also has a passion for involvement in community-engaged research and the dissemination of research to the public. Denzel has provided clinical services in multiple clinical settings, such as a children’s group foster home, a low-income community clinic, a university and community clinic, high school settings, and a domestic violence shelter. Denzel was drawn to academia through his passion for training clinicians and scholars and providing mentorship to future generations of developing professionals.