It is important to Rochelle Jones that her students leave the classroom with a fundamental knowledge of systems engineering methodologies and tools to prepare them to be valuable assets to their future employers. There are three main goals that motivate her philosophy for teaching systems engineering: 1) students understanding of systems engineering foundational concepts, 2) helping students become “big picture viewers” by looking at a system as a part of a bigger system, and 3) fostering students’ communication skills and ability to work collaboratively that will aid them in becoming successful professional engineers.
Rochelle Jones was a Systems Engineer and Program Manager with Lockheed Martin for over 14 years. Her primary research interests are in the areas of distance education and mobile learning. Jones’ research is centered on mobile learning and emerging distributed education technologies, specifically methods to enhance the user experience through the use of mobile devices and human engineering principles. Aside from academic and professional endeavors, she has mentored middle and high school aged girls regarding pursuing education and career goals.