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Ronald Jones, DBA, MBA

Dr. Ronald (Ron) Jones resides in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, which is located in the panhandle about 30 miles north of Destin. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of West Florida, an MBA from Liberty University, and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Walden University. His areas of expertise are business, management, and leadership. He owns and operates Ronald C. Jones, Inc., a real estate development, construction, and consulting company. Dr. Ron holds professional licenses in residential construction, electrical, and real estate. He is the past President/Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc., and is a past Board Member of PowerSouth Energy, an electric generation company. Dr. Ron enjoys teaching, mentoring, writing, researching, and exploring the outdoors.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies