Jerry Jones

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  • Department: College of Arts & Science
  • Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences Dean
  • Room: HH-204h

Jerry W. Jones is the founding dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of history at Texas A&M University – Central Texas. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of North Texas in 1995. His specialties are military history, diplomacy, and modern European history. He started the Social Sciences Program for the University of Central Texas in 1996. In 1999 he joined Tarleton State University Central Texas and introduced the MA in history at Killeen. In 2001 he was appointed to the Academy of Educator Faculty, part of the Texas A&M University System Regents’ Initiative for Excellence in Educator Preparation. He was recognized as Distinguished Graduate Faculty in 2013. He was the first chair of the department of Humanities at TAMUCT. He is the author of U.S. Battleship Operations in World War I, published by the U.S. Naval Institute in 1998. He has published in the Naval War College Review, and has served as a guest lecturer for the U.S. Naval War College Fleet Seminar Program since 2002. In January 2011 he was featured in a lecture series on American History TV.

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College or University Degree Earned Degree Subject Area
University of North Texas Ph.D. (1995) History
East Texas State University M.S. (1992) History
Ambassador University B.A. (1988) Theology

Education Related Employment

Dates Educational Institution Name Position
2011-present Texas A&M University - Central Texas Professor
2009-2011 Texas A&M University - Central Texas Associate Professor
1999-2009 Tarleton - Central Texas Assistant/Associate Professor
1996-1999 University of Central Texas Assistant Professor
Fall 1995

Collin County Community College

Adjunct Instructor
1993-1995 University of North Texas Teaching Fellow
Fall 1992 North Central Texas College Adjunct Instructor
Summer 1992 Northeast Texas Community College Adjunct Instructor


Review of Lawrence Sondhaus, The Great War at Sea: A Naval History of the First World War, in History: Reviews of New Books, Vol. 44, 2016, No. 3.

“The Naval Battle of Paris,” Naval War College Review 66 (Spring 2009).

Review of, Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soldiers Anthology.  Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Michael N. Searles, in The Journal of Southern History, Vol. LXXV (2009), 469-470.

Review of Michael R. Waters, Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne, and Dawn T. Bunyak, Our Last Mission: A World War II Prisoner in Germany, in Military History of the West. (Spring 2005).

Book Note, on Sy Kahn, Between Tedium and Terror: A Soldier's World War II Diary, 1943-1945, in Military History of the West, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Spring 1994).

U.S. Battleship Operations in World War I, Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute Press, 1998.

Biographical sketch, "Admiral Royal Rodney Ingersoll,", American National Biography, 20 vols., Oxford University Press, 1998.