Assistant Teaching Professor

Faculty member at Wake Forest University since July 2022

Mailing Address: Department of Counseling, Box 7406, WFU, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Email address:


Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2001

M.A. in Community Counseling, The George Washington University, 1994

B.A. in Psychology, Howard University, 1991

Research Interests:

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Education and Training
  • Counseling and Psychological Practice
  • Cultural Competency Development and Consultation
  • Student Athlete Experiences
  • LGBTQ+ Safe Zone

Counselor Education Experience: 25 plus years

Counseling Experience

Certifications and Licenses:

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Georgia

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Presentations (selected):

Blackwell Jones, S., & Davis, K. (2017, November). Appreciating differences: Promoting and developing culturally competent schools. Presentation at the 2017 Virginia School Counselor Conference, Hampton, VA. 

Blackwell Jones, S. (2014, October). Creating culturally competent classrooms. Presentation on Teaching for Alpha Kappa Delta: The International Honor Society of Sociology at the annual meeting of The Association of Black Sociologists, Charlotte, NC.

Scott, W., Gumear, J., & Blackwell Jones, S. (2013, November). The fourth dimension: 4-D communication with adolescents. Presentation at the 2013 Virginia Counselor Association Conference, Homestead, Hot Springs, VA. 

Packard, C., Merkesh, M., Blackwell Jones, S., & Evans, C. (2012, September). The multigenerational mentoring project: Maximizing opportunities for women counselor educators of color.Presentation at the 2012Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Savannah, GA.

Publications (selected):

Blackwell Jones, S. (Submitted/2021). Appreciating differences through professional development: A case study on promoting and developing culturally competence for educators. In Preparing Anti-Racists Educators 2021

Davis, K., & Blackwell Jones, S. (2017). Activity in Chapter 9: Emotions ensemble. In Expressive and Creative Arts with Children and Adolescents

Blackwell Jones, S. (2013). Book Review: Free range kids: How to raise, safe, self-reliant children without going nuts with worry. L. Skenazy. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2013. In The Journal Of Family Psychotherapy, 24,1-4, 2013. DOI:10.1080/08975353.2013.817270.

Getch, Y., Blackwell Jones, S., Pritchard, S., & Chapman, B. (2008). Voices of our mothers: The story of childhood chronic illness from a cultural perspective. The Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS), Special Edition: Africana Mothering: Shifting Roles and Emerging Contradictions. Guest Editor: Deidre Hill Butler, Ph.D.

Blackwell Jones, S., Smith, A., & Shelton, K. (2008). Cultural competence definition. In American Counseling Association (Ed.), The American Counseling Association encyclopedia of counseling.

Current Activities (selected):

Grant: American Physics Society Cultural Development Training Team DEI Curriculum Developer, 2020-2023

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Trainer


Enjoys spending time watching basketball, reading, traveling, and cooking. Most recently I have been enjoying time with my family and our new Scottish Terrier puppy, Trey.