Wayne Jones came to Georgia State University to initiate a new degree program in school psychology. The first master degree students were admitted in 1970. The doctoral school psychology degree was approved in 1973. School psychology was the first American Psychology Association accredited psychology program at Georgia State and the second in the southeast.
During his 30 years with CPS as Director of School Psychology, he graduated over 850 Ed.S. students and 53 doctoral students. One of the Ph.D. students, Dr. Debra Crocket, became president of the National Association of School Psychologists.
He says he still misses teaching in the CPS department and states that “it was an exciting and gratifying experience.”
His university faculty positions include:
University of Miami – 1962-3 – Psychology Department
University of Miami School of Medicine – 1964-5 – Ophthalmology Department
Emory University – 1966-69 – Psychology Department
Georgia State University – 1969-99 – CPS Department
His continuing activities includes Westminster School Consultant from 1980 to the present (2015).
He originally received his B.S. from Tulane, his master’s from LSU and his doctoral degree from the University of Miami.