Donald G. Jones, Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Jones has over 25 years of professional experience in the heritage sector. He served as Director of US/ICOMOS (the United States National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites) from August 2011 through September 2014. US/ICOMOS is private, non-profit, non-governmental organization that is part of a world-wide network of professionals dedicated to the conservation and preservation of our global cultural heritage. Prior to becoming Director of US/ICOMOS, Dr. Jones served as the Director of Programs beginning in 2003. In that capacity, he was responsible for the annual US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program, US/ICOMOS membership, the annual US/ICOMOS International Scientific Symposium, and other programs and activities.
Prior to hs work with US/ICOMOS, Dr. Jones was Assistant Director of the Center for Heritage Resource Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Faculty Research Associate with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland. His work with the center included both graduate-level training and professional development. He assisted with the creation of a graduate-level, intensive heritage preservation course in Belgium through a partnership between the Center and the Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation, as well as the development of a four-course training program and training manual for the National Park Service’s Archeology and Ethnography Program.
Dr. Jones has also worked in the international educational tourism industry as a lecturer and tour manager. He worked as a heritage preservation consultant to the Save Xiling Foundation, which assisted the government of the Hebei Province, China, with preservation of the Western Qing Tombs, a World Heritage Site at Xiling.
Dr. Jones’ research interests include international development, heritage tourism, cultural landscapes, and the history of preservation and environmentalism. He has presented papers at professional conferences and has authored numerous technical reports and articles for popular audiences on a wide range of cultural resource and heritage preservation issues. He is the owner of the International Heritage News Network.
Dr. Jones holds a PhD and MA in Archaeological Studies from Boston University and a BA in Anthropology from College of William and Mary.