Ph.D., American Studies of Jazz and Politics, College of William and Mary
M.A., American Studies, College of William and Mary
B.A., History and Music, University of Richmond
Outside of the classroom, Dr. Brian Jones has worked as a freelance drummer with a wide variety of musicians ranging from John Abercrombie to Houston Person. He has toured professionally, writing music and performing jazz and avant-garde pieces, as well as producing over twenty-five records for his own Slang Sanctuary label.
Brian Jones joined the faculty of Francis Marion University in 2022 to take part in the developing Music Industry program.