Dr. Shelley Jones is the associate professor in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies of the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. Dr. Jones has extensive teaching and research experience at all levels (pre-primary to tertiary) in diverse international contexts (Tanzania, Uganda, Canada, England, and Japan) in the areas of literacy, ESL, academic writing, gender in education, educational research, and global education. Her publications include articles and book chapters on girls’ and women’s literacy and empowerment, multimodality, children’s engagement with writing, and global education. Prior to joining Royal Roads University, Shelley held the position of assistant professor at the Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development, East Africa (Tanzania), and at the State University of New York, College at Potsdam. Shelley earned her PhD through the Department of Language and Literacy at the University of British Columbia.

Recent Submissions

  • Authenticity and Children’s Engagement with Writing 

    Jones, Shelley (Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada, 2015)
    Authentic literacy activities engage children with meaningful reading and writing (Duke, Purcell-Gates, Hall, & Tower, 2006), but little investigation has been conducted into the relationship of the kinds of writing children ...
  • Girls' Visual Representations of Literacy in a Rural Ugandan Community 

    Jones, Shelley (Canadian Society for the Study of Education, 2008)
    This Ugandan-based study examined how visual modes of communication provide insights into girls' perceptions of literacy, and open broader dialogues on literacy, women, and development. Twenty-nine primary school girls ...
  • Spinning the Globe : How Children Touch the World 

    Jones, Shelley (Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry, Faculty in Education, University of British Columbia, 2003)