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Dr Colin Jones

Name Colin Jones
Position Senior Academic Developer
Section Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
Office B233
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6218
Extension 6218
Qualifications BCom(Hons) Tas , PhD Tas
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Associate Professor Colin Jones is a Senior Academic Developer in the Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (OALT) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Located in the Academic Development team, Colin works in-situ alongside academics, supporting, promoting and modelling contemporary approaches to university teaching. Prior to joining USQ, Colin was a Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at Queensland University of Technology (2016-2020) and the University of Tasmania (2001-2015). Colin completed his PhD in Firm Survival at UTAS in 2009. During the last 20 years, Colin has been a strong advocate for innovative approaches to enterprise and entrepreneurship education, and education more generally; holding Visiting Professor positions at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (Wales), Northeast Normal University (China) and Jilin Sport University (China), and visiting research positions at Liverpool John Moores University (England) and Tampa University (USA). Colin currently acts as External Assessor to Griffith University for their HEA Program and has been a regular contributor to policy discussions at the United Nations (UNCTAD). Colin has also taught into several teach the teacher programs in the UK during the past 10 years. The focus of Colin’s research has focused on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and Firm Survival, more information of Colin’s SoTL presentations and books can be found at In 2005, Colin was recognised for Teaching Excellence at the (Carrick) Australian Awards for University Teaching and was recognised as a Principal Fellow of HEA (Advance HE) in 2019, and has being recognised on numerous occasions for teaching excellence institutionally. Col also acts as an Expert to TEQSA in the domain of entrepreneurship/business education. An active participant on social media, Colin can be found on most platforms via @tasdevilcol. His podcast show, The Reasonable Adventurer has been downloaded 72,000+ times and can be accessed here

Research interests
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Entrepreneurship Education

Academic Development

Philosophy of Education

Professional memberships
Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Institute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Industry affiliations
Expert (Entrepreneurship) for TEQSA

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
20 Years

Research most recent
Jones, C., Penaluna, K. and Penaluna, A. (2020). Value Creation in entrepreneurial education: towards a unified approach. Education + Training. DOI 10.1108/ET-06-2020-0165.

Jones, C. (2020), How to Become an Entrepreneurship Educator. Cheltenham, UK · Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar.

Jones, C. (2019), How to Teach Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham, UK · Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar.

Jones, C., Penaluna, K. and Penaluna, A. (2019), The promise of andragogy, heutagogy and academagogy to enterprise and entrepreneurship education pedagogy, Education + Training, v 61(9): 1170-1185.

Research most notable
Jones, C. (2019), How to Teach Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham, UK · Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar.

Jones, C. (2019), A signature pedagogy for entrepreneurship education, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, v 26(2): 243-254.

Jones, C. and Walter, G. (2017), An Autecological Theory of the Firm and its Environment. Cheltenham, UK · Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar.