LeRoy Jones II, Ph.D.

Former Co-Principal Investigator
College of Arts & Sciences Dean and Professor of Chemistry, Chicago State University

Chemistry & Physics
Chicago State University
Protrait of LeRoy Jones II smiling at the camera.

Dr. Jones is the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Chicago State University (CSU). He holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Physics & Engineering Studies, and is a member of the 2010-11 class of the American Council on Education Fellowship Program. He recently completed a two-year detail at the National Science Foundation as a Program Officer for the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation program.

Prior to joining CSU, Dr. Jones was a Research Scientist for BP Amoco Chemicals in Naperville, Illinois. He received a B.S. degree in chemistry with a minor in religious studies from Bradley University, a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of South Carolina at Columbia and served as a Postdoctoral Scholar in organometallic chemistry at Caltech. Dr. Jones and his wife, Lolita, of twenty-nine years reside in Highland, Indiana, and have three children: Kaiita, Kyerra, and Timothy.