Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Named

Dr. Christopher Jones

April 4, 2014

Dr. Christopher Jones has accepted the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Bradley University in Peoria.  He will begin leading the College on June 8. 

Dr. Jones currently serves as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.  Previously, he served as Associate Vice Provost for University Honors and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University. 

“Dr. Jones brings to Bradley and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences an excellent set of leadership skills and accomplishments,” said Dr. David Glassman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “He possesses a strong understanding of the diverse array of disciplines within the college and will provide great leadership and vision.” 

Dr. Jones holds a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Binghamton University, State University of New York, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.  He has conducted extensive research in international relations with a focus on the relationship between domestic politics and U.S. foreign and national security policy.  He is the author or co-author of more than 30 scholarly journal articles, chapters and books as well as the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

“I am honored and excited to join Bradley University in this important role,” Jones said. “Bradley is a highly regarded institution, both regionally and nationally.  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and high quality arts and sciences education. I look forward to working with the College’s impressive faculty and dedicated staff, serving its talented students, and collaborating with members of the university and local communities.”

Bradley is a top-ranked private, independent university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,700 students the choice of more than 100 academic programs. Bradley links academic excellence, experiential learning and leadership development with an entrepreneurial spirit for a world-class education. Its size provides students with extensive resources not available at most private colleges and the personal attention not commonly found at large universities.