Noble Jones

Doctoral Student




Noble Jones earned his Bachelor of Art in English Literature from Kenyon College and embarked on a career path that took him through corporate and small-business finance before returning to his alma mater, where he worked for seven years in the Office of Admissions. As associate director, Jones actively recruited the West Coast of the United States and Canada while managing components of the recruitment process including admissions marketing, merit scholarships, and athletics.

He spent his first year at Georgia working in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, where he also worked as a graduate assistant in his first year as a graduate student at IHE. He is currently a graduate research assistant with UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government where he works on various projects related to institutional research and student success under the mentorship of fellow IHE doctoral students David Tanner and James Byars. His research interests include organizational perspectives of the decision-making processes at private liberal arts colleges and universities, curricular adaption within the liberal arts, and the experience of student-athletes within selective institutions at the NCAA Division III level.

Noble happily volunteers as a college admissions mentor to the amazing and inspiring students of ULead-Athens, and enjoys his role as IHE's unofficial tour guide. Jones enjoys cycling the gorgeous countryside of his new home in Athens as respite from his academic pursuits.