Cynthia   M.  Jones

Associate Professor  

Office: ELCTR 150
Phone: (956) 665-8287
Email: cynthia.jones@utrgv.edu
Website: https://www.facebook.com/OVAVP/

Dr. Cynthia M. Jones

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Bioethics, Advocacy, Feminist Theory, Business Ethics, Ethics & Technology
  • Education

    • PhD, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2001
    • BA, Creighton University, 1990




Selected Publications


  • Sandra Hansmann and Cynthia Jones. "But Women Can Vote... ," Scott Adams and Philosophy. July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018.

  • Sandra Hansmann and Cynthia Jones. "But Women Can Vote...," Scott Adams and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court, 118, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018: 100-112.

  • Cynthia Jones, Sandra Hansmann, Anne Stachura, and Linda English. "Boys Will Be Boys," Justified and Philosophy: Think First, Shoot Later. Open Court Publishing, 2015.

  • Cynthia Jones. " Justified True Beliefs ," Justified and Philosophy. 2015.

  • Cynthia Jones. "Dirty Money," Journal of Academic Ethics/Springer (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2014).

  • Cynthia Jones and Shawn Saladin. "Fixing Deafness," The Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law, Disability Special Issue 14, (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2014): 16-32.

  • Cynthia Jones, Sandra Hansmann, and Anne Stachura. "Devil with a Blue Dress," The Devil and Philosophy. Open Court Philosophy & Pop Culture Series, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2014.

  • Cynthia Jones. "J.J. Abrams’ Leading Ladies as Feminist Role Models?," The Philosophy of J.J. Abrams. University Press of Kentucky: The Philosophy of Popular Culture Series, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014.

  • Cynthia Jones. "Why “Phsysics” Beats Science," Psych & Philosophy. October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2013.

  • Cynthia Jones. "Preserving Life, Destroying Privacy: PICT and the Elderly," Ethical Guidance for Emerging Pervasive Information and Communication Technologies (PICT): Challenges, Opportunities, and Safeguards. Springer, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2013.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Cynthia Jones. General Victim Assistance Direct Services-College Campus Initiative, Criminal Justice Division of the Texas Office of the Governor, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (award number: 3432001 – for $189K/year, awarded August 2017), $189,000.00 (August 2017)

  • Cynthia Jones. Campus Violence Prevention Project, DOJ/OVW, $300,000.00 (December 15, 2012 - September 30, 2015)



Selected Presentations


  • Cynthia Jones, Sandra Hansmann, Rick Gipprich, Florence Nocar, and Priscilla Palacios. "Campus-Based Confidential Advocacy: Addressing the Needs of Victims & Survivors in Collaboration with Community Stakeholders," TAASA Annual Conference, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, South Padre Island, Texas (April 2018)

  • Cynthia Jones, Sandra Hansmann, and Robert Skipper. "Perceptions of Power and Control and the Controversy Surrounding the “Men’s Rights Movement”," APPE 27th Annual International Conference, Association for Practical & Professional Ethics, Chicago, Illinois (March 2018)

  • Cynthia Jones and Florence Nocar. "Title IX, Clery, Gender and Equity," Young Hearts Matter, Dating Abuse Awareness & Prevention mini-conference , Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office, Edinburg, TX (February 2018)

  • Cynthia Jones. "3-Day Advocacy-Based Interdisciplinary Conference," 2nd Annual CAVE Advocacy Conference: Serving Marginalized & Underserved Populations, OVAVP, Edinburg Campus (October 2017)

  • Cynthia Jones. "Domestic Violence and Avoiding Victim-Blaming Behaviors," Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Cameron County, Cameron County District Attorney's Office, Brownsville, Texas (October 2017)

  • Cynthia Jones. "Dating/Domestic Violence, Victim-Blaming, and Pervasive Myths & Misconceptions," Moving Forward Towards Healing and Prevention: 2017 Multidisciplinary Advocacy Training Conference on Child Abuse/Child Neglect, Angels of Love and the Hidalgo/Starr Counties Child Protection Court, McAllen, Texas (October 2017)

  • Cynthia Jones and Carlos Villalon. "Update on the Coalition for Empowering Children & Families in Hidalgo and Starr Counties - Moving Forward Towards Healing and Prevention," Moving Forward Towards Healing and Prevention: 2017 Multidisciplinary Advocacy Training Conference on Child Abuse/Child Neglect, Angels of Love and the Hidalgo/Starr Counties Child Protection Court, McAllen, Texas (October 2017)

  • Cynthia Jones. "Sexual Assault and Dating/Domestic Violence (invited presentation)," SafeMD: Recognizing Abuse and Sexual Assault Workshop for Medical Students at UTRGV School of Medicine, UTRGV School of Medicine, (August 2017)

  • Cynthia Jones, Sandra Hansmann, and Ann Stachura. "Privilege, Accountability, and Entitlement: Grappling with Gender-Based Violence on College Campuses," The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual Conference, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Dallas Texas (February 2017)

  • Cynthia Jones. "The Intersection of Stalking, Gender Based Violence, and “Unhealthy” Relationship," UTRGV Superheroes Stalking Awareness campaign, UTRGV Superheroes Project, (January 2017)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Cynthia Jones. "Art Against Violence," 1st Annual CAVE Juried Student Art Show and Speaker Series. (2017)

  • Cynthia Jones "Remember Me," documentary. ()

Previous Courses