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Ruth Jones

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Emeritus Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
Biography

Jones joined the ASU faculty in 1981.  She received her B.S. degree from Indiana State University and her Ph.D. from Georgetown University. Professor Jones is the author of numerous book chapters on campaign finance and has contributed articles to the Journal of Politics, American Journal of Political Science, Western Political Quarterly, and the Legislative Studies Quarterly. Earlier work on political socialization was published in Journal of Early Adolescence, Journal of Political Science, Youth and Society, Urban Education, the Journal of Negro Education, and International Journal of Political Education. Her current consulting focuses on state-level campaign finance and her research and teaching interests include money and politics and political scandals. She was a founding member of the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

Research Interests

Money and Politics

Political Scandals, especially U.S.

Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 484Internship
POS 493Honors Thesis
POS 584Internship
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SGS 494Special Topics
POS 494Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 484Internship
POS 494Special Topics
SGS 494Special Topics
POS 584Internship
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 394Special Topics
SGS 494Special Topics
POS 494Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 484Internship
POS 494Special Topics
POS 584Internship
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 191First-Year Seminar
POS 494Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 484Internship
POS 494Special Topics
POS 584Internship
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 191First-Year Seminar
POS 494Special Topics
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 584Internship
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 592Research
POS 595Continuing Registration
POS 599Thesis
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Ruth S.Jones. Comments. Vanderbilt University Conference on Representation (Mar 2013).
  • Four papers given on panel. Interest Group Influence. APSA meeting (Aug 2010).
  • Four papers given on this panel. Polarization and Realignment in American Political Parties. Southwest Political Science Association (Apr 2010).
Service
  • CLAS development office, worked to get funds transfered to Junior Faculty endowment ; video for CLAS fund raising for scholarships (2013 - Present)
  • Political Research Quarterly, "Descriptive Representation Versus Financial Contributions,", Manuscript Review (2012 - Present)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Faculty Sponsor (2009 - Present)
  • ASU Liaison for the Legislative and Governmental Internship Program, ASU Liaison for all four campuses (2008 - Present)
  • Campaign Finance Institute, Member, Board of Trustees (2001 - 2012)
  • ASU Legislative/Governmental Internship Program, Program Coordinator (2007 - 2012)
  • Advisory Committee, Member (2010 - 2011)
  • CLAS Standards Committee, Chair, Chair (2008 - 2011)
  • CLAS Standards Committee, Chair (2008 - 2011)
  • Legislative/Governmental Internship Program, Faculty Director, ASU (2007 - 2011)
  • ASU Senate Ad Hoc Committee for Az. Higher Ed. Enterprise proposal, Member (2010 - 2011)
  • ASU Legislative Governmental Internship Program, Program Coordinator (2010 - 2010)
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Director (2010 - 2010)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Facutly Advisor (2010 - 2010)
  • Channel 12 news, Interview (2010 - 2010)
  • Channel 3 News, Interview (2010 - 2010)
  • USA Today, JohnFritze article, Quotes from interview (2010 - 2010)
  • Freshman Orientation, Faculty member (2010 - 2010)
  • CLAS Standards Committee, Committee member (2008 - 2010)
  • Ahwatukee Recreation Center Speaker Series, Speaker (2010 - 2010)
  • American Political Science Association, Chair of the Centennial Committee (2007 - 2010)
  • CLAS Council of Academic Advisosrs, Speaker (2009 - 2009)
Expertise Areas