Before joining the Software Engineering Institute, Dr. Jones served a career in the United States Air Force in a variety of software development, management, and education positions. He was a Principal Scientist at the SHAPE Technical Centre in The Hague, Netherlands. Dr. Jones is the former Chair of the Computer Science Department at the US Air Force Academy. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.