Dr. Paris Jones is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of School Administration Program in the Educational Leadership Department of the School of Education. He began teaching at Fayetteville State University in 1989 while serving as the Associate Superintendent of the Cumberland County Schools. His entire professional career of 42 years has been in Fayetteville, NC which included teacher, assistant principal, elementary and Junior High school principal, Associate Superintendent for Cumberland County Schools and currently teacher of post graduate, graduate, and undergraduate courses in the Ed Leadership Department.
He has served as a NC Elementary and Secondary Commission member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This experience allowed him to facilitate the growth and accreditation of schools throughout the state of North Carolina. He continues to provide consultative services in the areas of leadership, management, and public school law.
He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work with public schools over the years. He was recognized as the Superintendent of the year by the NC Middle School Association. He was a charter member of the 100 Black Men of America for the Cape Fear Region. He is the recipient of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine awarded by the governor of North Carolina in 2002 for services rendered to the State of NC as a public school educator for 32 years.