Jennifer Jones


Dr. Jennifer Jones is an educator, practitioner, and academic who focuses on the relationships between people and nature, including conservation, global food sustainability, and environmental governance. She currently serves as the President & CEO of Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Previously, she was a Program Director for the International Honors Program, part of World Learning, where she managed a comparative college-level study abroad program on five continents. She has also served as a Visiting Professor at Williams College. She spent five years in South Africa studying the relationship between protected areas and neighboring communities, and has taught, researched, and traveled in more than 30 countries. Dr. Jones received a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Environment and Society from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a B.S. from the University of Florida.

  • Food & Agriculture
  • Markets
  • Sustainability