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Diann Olszowy Jones

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy

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Office Location

407 River's Crossing
850 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Areas of Expertise

  • Adult learning and instruction
  • Professional development
  • Specialized commercial insurance
  • Strategic planning
  • Community engagement
  • Writing for publication
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Qualitative research certified
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Research Interests

  • Adult education
  • Adult learners in transition
  • Institutionalization of community engagement
  • Effective strategic planning processes
  • University presidential transitions
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
  • Adaptive leadership

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Diann Olszowy Jones is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Georgia in the Department of Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development. She teaches within and manages programs that develop advanced professionals who lead the education and learning of adults and/or are developing organizations. She draws on previous professional experience as an insurance executive as well as a managing editor of an academic journal. Her current research interests include the role of leadership in institutionalizing community engagement, managing change and transitions, and strategies for contributing to an organization's long-term sustainable growth.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Adult Education University of Georgia 2016
M.Ed. Adult Education Central Michigan University 2011
BA Communications University of Michigan 1976