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Stanton Jones, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Core Studies

On Faculty since 1981
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Stanton L. Jones recently returned to the faculty of Wheaton College as Professor of Psychology and Core Studies after serving for 20 years as Provost of Wheaton College. Before his appointment as Provost in 1996, he was Rech Professor of Psychology and Christianity and Chairperson of the Wheaton College Psychology Department. He served as Psychology Department Chair from 1984 to 1996. As Chair, he led the effort to establish Wheaton’s first doctoral program, the Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, which was first accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1997.

He has been a Research Fellow of the Pew Evangelical Scholars Program, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago and the University of Cambridge. He previously served a three-year term as a member of the APA’s Council of Representatives, the central governing body of the APA. His scholarly work has focused on conceptual approaches to the relationship of psychology and religious faith, Christian perspectives on psychotherapy theories, and human sexuality. He has published about a dozen books and over 85 scholarly and popular articles and book chapters.

During his term as Provost from 1996-2016, Jones led the creation and implementation of the new Christ at the Core general education program, oversaw the hiring of over 150 new full-time Wheaton faculty, the continuing development of Wheaton’s entire 200 full-time faculty including the continual strengthening of the institution’s Faculty Faith and Learning Faculty Development Program, the establishment of over a dozen new endowed faculty Chairs, and championed the establishment of Wheaton’s second doctoral program: the Ph.D. in Biblical and Theological Studies.

Arizona State University
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1981

Arizona State University
M.A., Clinical Psychology

Texas A & M University (College Station)
B.S. summa cum laude, 1976

  • Human Sexuality
  • Psychology and Religious Faith
  • Psychotherapy Theories

All knowledge starts somewhere in faith, Chronicle of Higher Education
Jones, S., 2014

‘Help, I’m gay’: A pastoral conversation about same-sex attraction, Leadership Journal
Jones, S., 2013

Letter to a gay professor, Inside Higher Education
Jones, S., 2013

Knowing what we do not know about sexual orientation change efforts, American Psychologist
Rosik, C. H., Jones, S. & Byrd, A. D., 2012

Same-sex science, First Things
Jones, S., 2012