Suzanne Rohan Jones, an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at Maryville, has spent over 20 years in higher education, serving as an instructor of psychology and also as a career counselor and program facilitator.
Before joining Maryville, Professor Jones worked as the assistant director of experiential education, and an instructor of behavioral and social sciences, at Webster University. Before that, at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, she held the role of career specialist and financial aid specialist. Professor Jones holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology and Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is working toward a Master of Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University.
“That’s something I hear from all students: that faculty at Maryville are available. Students don’t send a message and then never hear back ― they get responses really fast.”
Maryville University has always been different from other schools. In fact, we’ve been challenging the status quo in education for nearly 150 years. But what is it that makes us unique?
We sat down with Suzanne Jones, an adjunct professor in our psychology department, to discuss what makes Maryville’s online programs perfectly suited to accommodate our students.
She says the key that makes our programs so tuned in to the needs of our students is the flexibility ― not just in our online learning platform, but also in the way our faculty are willing to work with students.
“We recognize that people have lives,” Professor Jones says. “A lot of students come to the online program because they have families and are working ― they need flexibility.”
Since students often have personal and professional obligations, Professor Jones says many Maryville professors are willing to work with students to help them finish lessons and get assignments turned in. “It’s more important to me that you turn it in late rather than not at all,” she says.
Engagement also is important to the student experience, and at Maryville, we provide that through our intuitive online learning platform. And since our faculty are focused on students first, they are available to participate in real time to keep the discussion moving forward.
“They have discussion boards which allow students to post their ideas and respond to their peers,” Professor Jones says. “To help facilitate the conversations, I will jump in discussion groups and respond. That really keeps the engagement going ― both for me to know what they’re going through, and for each other.”
At Maryville, our faculty take pride in meeting our students’ needs and understanding their perspective. That’s just one way we’re focused on your success above all else.
- Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 321)
- Human Development through the Lifespan (PSYC 254)
- General Psychology (PSYC 101)
- Careers in the Social Sciences (PSYC 210)
- Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making (PSYC 3725)
- Lifestyle and Career Development (COUN 5700)
Areas of Expertise:
- Career counseling
- Academic advising
- Leadership development
- Talent acquisition
- Organization development
- Abnormal psychology