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- September 16, 2009
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- May 12, 2011
A few words about me...
Toni Griego Jones’ research, teaching, and professional service all focus on inclusiveness and promoting diversity in public education. Throughout her career in education, beginning as a teacher and administrator in public schools and into higher education, she has engaged in active advocacy for minority students and parents.
At the UA she and a group of doctoral students have developed the Preparing Teachers for Mexican American Students Research Initiatives. They formed a study group for graduate students across campus who are interested in researching the education of Mexican American students and, in collaboration with UA Mexican American Studies & Research Center faculty, developed a graduate minor in Mexican American Studies in the Department of Teaching & Teacher Education.
In 2008, Dr. Griego Jones received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in Sonora, Mexico. Her research will help to obtain a better understanding of the educational experiences of Mexican immigrants prior to coming to the United States. While in Mexico, she will also lecture at the Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora on the U.S. educational system. Her UA courses include graduate courses in equity in schools & society, school reform, teacher leadership in school change, and undergraduate courses in foundations of education.
Dr. Griego Jones has been a constant voice in promoting equity and diversity across campus as the past President and long time Board member of the Association for Women Faculty, as a member of the Millennium Study & Report Oversight Committee (MROC), as co-chair of the MROC Diversity Task Force, and as a member of the UA Diversity Coalition. She was instrumental in organizing the UA Minority Women Faculty (MWF) network which has provided concrete, practical workshops and moral support for minority women faculty going through the promotion and tenure process. MWF also functions as a voice for the views of minority women faculty in campus wide discussions with the UA President and Provost.