Dr. Preston Jones

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Dr. Preston Jones

Dr. Preston Jones

Adjunct Instructor, History and Political Science

Ph.D., University of Ottawa
M.A., Sonoma State University
B.A., California State University, San Bernadino


Dr. Preston Jones' research focuses on the American Empire in the period 1898-1917 and the personal experience of combat. He has published 8 books, more than 200 articles, and he has interviewed more than 200 combat veterans.  In his classes, he emphasizes the use of classic texts, such as Aristotle and Shakespeare.

Dr. Jones received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the California State University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in Canada, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He served in the U.S. Navy, regularly reads books in Spanish and French, and has run 45 marathons.  

Jones is committed to introducing students to great texts that have stood the test of time.