Michael L. Jones, Ph.D., FACRM

Vice President for Research and Technology

Michael L. Jones, Ph.D., FACRM Vice President for Research and Technology at Shepherd Center

Mike Jones is vice president for research and technology at Shepherd Center, and founding director of the Center’s Virginia C. Crawford Research Institute. He also oversees Shepherd’s Assistive Technology Center and Noble Learning Resource Center, and is co-director of the Livewell RERC for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Access, a partnership between Shepherd Center, Duke University and Northeastern University. 

Since joining Shepherd in 1996, Mike has served in various management roles, including chair of the Research Review Committee, ex-officio member of the Board of Directors and director of information systems from 2000-2016.

Mike has more than 30 years of leadership experience, having served as principal or co-principal investigator on 18 federally funded grants, including four national research centers. Mike’s research focus is design and management of programs and services that promote independent living of people with disabilities. His research contributions include more than 90 peer-reviewed publications. He has been a surveyor for CARF International since 1996. Mike is also a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), serving on the ACRM Governing Board since 2011.

Mike received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University, and his master’s and doctorate from the University of Kansas in behavioral psychology. 

He is the proud father of daughter, Graylyn, a recent graduate of the University of Kansas, and son, Harry, a rising junior at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. Mike’s avocational passion is cycling, and he has logged more than 53,000 miles in the past 10 years.