Stephanie Jones is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Georgia in the department of Educational Theory and Practice where she teaches courses on teachers as writers, feminist theory and pedagogy, social class and poverty, early childhood education, and literacy. Her print-based scholarship on the intersections of literacy, social class, gender, and pedagogy has been published in journals such as Harvard Educational Review; Teachers College Record; Language Arts; Educational Researcher; and American Educational Research Journal.
Stephanie is involved as director or co-director of several projects that combine research, teaching, and research in both local and national contexts:
- The Red Clay Writing Project, which has inspired more than 400 local teachers to express their writerly selves, cultivate writers in K-16 classrooms and across content areas, provide leadership in their educational contexts, inquire with their students, and create a more just world;
- The CLASSroom Project, which aims to end classism in all its forms and has worked with about 4,000 educators in Georgia and Minnesota to support them in better understanding and engaging in "class-sensitive" pedagogies in the classroom through workshops, consulting, and graduate courses;
- The Awesome Clubhouse @ la escuelita, a grassroots collaboration with community folks in a local neighborhood that provides an informal learning center where children of all ages and grown-ups learning to be teachers are encouraged to be creative, curious, and critical world changers.