Dr. Jones has taught at PBA since 1998. She is a member of and/or affiliated with the Modern Language Association, the Hagiography Society, DISTAFF research group, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA). As co-coordinator of the South Florida Chapter of JASNA, she has led local meetings focused on Austen’s works and presented papers on Austen at Annual General Meetings of JASNA as well as publishing in Persuasions, the journal of the Jane Austen society. Her general areas of focus are Renaissance and Medieval British Literature, especially Shakespeare, but her research interests are wide-ranging and have included cultural studies in modern topics such as thrift and the second hand in literature. She is co-author of Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift: An Independent Woman’s Advice on Living Within One’s Means. She has an active interest in Florida writing, both in critical aspects of Florida authors and in creative works with Florida settings. She is currently conducting research on medieval mystics and saints and representations of the Church in the writings of seventeenth-century Anglican clergy and lay people.