Stephanie Jones


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:

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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.

Areas of Expertise

  • literacy
  • feminist teacher education
  • social class poverty and education
  • social justice education
  • critical literacy
  • pedagogy


  • social class
  • gender
  • pedagogy
  • justice-oriented teacher education
  • critical literacy
  • early literacy

Academic Affiliations


  •  EdD in Literacy Education, 2004
    University of Cincinnati


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Awards and Accolades

First Year Odyssey Teaching Award

University of Georgia, 2015

Distinguished Research Mentor Award

University of Georgia, College of Education

D. Keith Osborn Faculty Senate Award for Teaching Excellence

University of Georgia, College of Education, 2013

Study in a Second Discipline Fellowship

University of Georgia

Lilly Teaching Fellow

University of Georgia, Center for Teaching and Learning

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

University of Georgia, 2016

Distinguished Article of the Year Award

National Council of Teachers of English, 2017

Outstanding Book Award

Society of Professors of Education, 2017

Outstanding Book Award

Qualitative Inquiry SIG, American Educational Research Association, 2017