U.S. Ambassador and George Mason Professor John M. Jones

Professor John Jones (photo courtesy of John M. Jones)

Briefing the president of the United States on national security and traveling with a camel caravan are just some of the experiences that Professor John Jones brings to his students in the Public Policy and MBA programs at George Mason University. As an adjunct faculty member at Mason, he teaches courses for the graduate programs in the schools of management and public policy. Professor Jones was a former U.S. Ambassador to Guyana from 2008 to 2010, and, as a life-long U.S Foreign Service officer, has spent considerable time in Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe and parts of Africa.

Jones graduated from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton MBA program and Howard University’s law school.He seemed destined for a legal career as he set up his own private practice.

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