Jay Jones


Mr. Jay Jones

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-0564
Email: hwjones@bgsu.edu
Address: 335 East Hall

I am committed to helping students express their thoughts more clearly, and to push that thinking beyond superficial levels. In other words, critical thinking is at the heart of all that I do in a classroom, whether it’s a composition or literature or cultural studies course. I find that teaching writing works well only in the context of also teaching reading, so in all of my classes we spend time closely analyzing texts and samples. In order to promote critical thinking and student ownership of ideas, I find that a de-centered classroom is invaluable. Thus rather than lecture, I will usually break the class into small groups or pairs to work on various critical reading or collaborative writing exercises.