Mathematical Sciences
Marcus White Hall
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Dr. Shelly M. Jones is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Central Connecticut State University. She teaches undergraduate mathematics content and methods courses for pre-service teachers as well as graduate level mathematics content, curriculum and STEM courses for in-service teachers. Before joining the Central faculty, Dr. Jones was a middle school Mathematics Teacher and a K-12 Mathematics Administrator.  She provides mathematics professional development nationally and internationally.  She has been an educator for 30 years.    

Dr. Jones serves her community by working with various professional and community organizations. You can see her Central TEDx talk on YouTube where she talks about culturally relevant mathematics. She is a contributing author for the book entitled, The Brilliance of Black Children in Mathematics: Beyond the Numbers and Toward a New Discourse, author of Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians, and co-author of Engaging in Culturally Relevant Math Tasks: Fostering Hope.   

Areas of Expertise

Elementary Mathematics Education 

Culturally Relevant Teaching in Mathematics

Memberships & Affiliations



Benjamin Banneker Association


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

NCSM: Mathematics Education Leadership

Courses Taught

MATH 412: Math Methods

MATH 344: Math in Diverse Cultures

MATH 547: Reflective Practices in Mathematics Education

MATH 598: Research in Mathematics Education