Department: Foreign Language
Phone Extension: 8942
(518) 736-FMCC (3622)
Building: C 207S
Robert Jones, Professor of Foreign Language and Humanities, began his career at FM in 1999. His course offerings include French, German, Spanish, Welsh, Linguistics (a course he created and teaches live and online), and World Literature.
He has served on several campus committees including Academic Standards, Assessment, Middles States Steering, and Strategic Planning. He was a founding member and co-chair of the William Barto Memorial Lecture Series, he serves on the Land Use Committee of the Foundation and the 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee, to name a few. He founded and Chaired the Honors Program Committee and served as the first Senate Chair for the College Senate from its inception in 2009 until 2013.
Robert’s community service is vast as he serves the Schenectady County Historical Society doing archival work; is a board member and treasurer (and past president) of St. David’s Welsh Society of the Capital District; was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Two Rivers Steering Committee; and volunteered at Monroe County Historical Society for four years. He belongs to several professional organizations including American Council on Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL), Table Francaise de la Vallee du Mohawk (FEFANY); First Unitarian Society of Schenectady (FUSS); and Mensa International. He has attended several conferences and presented at many including the Oxford Roundtable of Bilingual Education and ESL in England. He has been published in journals such as the Journal of Celtic Language Learning and the Celtic Chronicles.
Professor Jones earned a B.A. in both French and Spanish from East Stroudsburg University and a M.A. in both French and Spanish from Binghamton University.