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Dr Colin Jones

Dr Colin Jones
Name Colin Jones
Position Senior Academic Developer
Section Academic Affairs Administration
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 Academic Affairs division 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 recently acted as External Assessor to Griffith University (2020-23) 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 (AAUT) and was recognised as a Principal Fellow of HEA (Advance HE) in 2019, and has being recognised on numerous occasions for teaching excellence institutionally. Colin 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 76,000+ times and can be accessed here

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Entrepreneurship Education

Academic Development

Philosophy of Education

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Institute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Expert (Entrepreneurship) for TEQSA

EDU8702 Scholarship in Higher Education: Reflection and Evaluation

23 Years