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Mississippi College

Melissa Janczewski Jones

        

 


About Me

Melissa Janczewski Jones holds an M.S.S. in History and Political Science from Mississippi College.  She is a Visiting Instructor in the Department of History and Political Science at MC and currently teaches classes in United States History, Western Civilization, and World Civilization. Her research focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction.  Her graduate work on the Clinton Riot of 1875 has received numerous awards and recognition, which led to the City of Clinton's first public commemoration of the Clinton Riot in 2015 (the 140th anniversary of the event).
      
Jones serves as the Editor of Mississippi History NOW, an online publication of the Mississippi Historical Society. She is a member of the Mississippi Civil Rights Education Commission and serves on the City of Clinton's Planning Committee for the 140th Commemoration of the Clinton Riot of 1875.  Jones also serves as one of the faculty sponsors of the Mississippi College History Club.

Education 

M.S.S. in History and Political Science from Mississippi College
     (completed 48 hours of graduate level coursework)
B.S. in History and Paralegal Studies from Mississippi College

Honors and Awards

2014 Best Graduate Paper Award by the Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference
2013 Best Graduate Paper Award by the Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference
2013 Recepient of the Book Award in Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction at MC Law
2012 Recepient of the Book Award in Legal History of the United States at MC Law
1988 Outstanding Senior in Paralegal Studies Award by the Department of History and Political Science at MC

Publications 

"The Clinton Massacre of 1875" to be published by the Mississippi Historical Society (September 2015)

Presentations

33rd Annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference (GSHHC), Natchez (October 2015)

17th Annual Brian Bertoti History Graduate Conference, Virginia Tech University (Spring 2014)

Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Jackson State University (Spring 2014)

First Annual Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South Conference, University of Mississippi (Spring 2014)

Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Mississippi College (Spring 2013) 

15th Annual Mississippi College Graduate Symposium, Mississippi College (Spring 2013)

Other Leadership Activities

2015-present   Member of Mississippi Civil Rights Education Commission

2014-present   Member of the Executive Committee of the Mississippi Historical Society

2015-present   Member of City of Clinton’s Committee for 140th Commemoration of the Clinton Riot

2013-present  
Faculty Sponsor of the Mississippi College History Club

2014-present   Member of the Mississippi Council for the Social Studies

2010-present   Member of the Mississippi Historical Society

2011-present   Vice President, Clinton Arrow Swim Team

2008-2013       Member of the City of Clinton’s Quisenberry Public Library Advisory Board

2008              
Chairman of the Deacons, Northside Baptist Church

2002-2004       Member of the Board of the Clinton Community Nature Center

1991-present   Member of Pi Alpha Theta (history)

1991-present   Member of Phi Alpha Delta (law)

1991-present   Member of Pi Gamma Mu (political science)

  

Class Schedule

Fall 2015

  • HIS 101 B - Western Civilization I
    MWF, 10:00-10:50, Jennings 214
  • HIS 101 A - Western Civilization I
    MW, 3:00-4:15pm, Jennings Annex 108
  • HIS 212 C - United States History II
    TR, 8:00-9:15am, Jennings 214
  • HIS 211 S - United States History I
    TR, 1:30-2:45, Jennings Annex 108

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