Kenneth Jones

Academic Degrees:
  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz
Academic Interests:

Recent (20 th-21 st century) US History with a focus on race, class, and gender.  Also sport history, health care/public health issues, and recent US foreign policy.


Dr. Jones is currently working on a long essay on the Black experience at CSB and SJU from the 1930s through the 1980s.

Courses Taught:
  • HIST 152C: Chasing the American Dream
  • HIST 3ooc: Sport and Society in 20th Century America
  • HIST 357: United States From World War I to 1960
  • HIST 358: United States Since 1960
  • HIST 368: United States and the World

The Loaf that Became a Legend: A History of Saint John’s Bread [Amazon]


I started teaching at Arizona State University, but realized I wanted to be at a smaller school with a liberal arts focus and an emphasis on teaching. I came here in 1976 and have happily stayed ever since. Besides teaching History and First Year Seminar, I have had the privilege of working with many colleagues in the past as the director of the Learning Enhancement Service, the CSB/SJU program to help faculty teach in ways that promote excellent student learning.

Kenneth Jones

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College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Shannon Smith 
Chair, History Department
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