Extension Director/Administrator, Community and Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
ICS 100, ICS 200
Edwin Jones is the director of Virginia Cooperative Extension and associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. He has served in that role since April 2011.
Prior to service at Virginia Tech he served as associate director and state program leader for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community and Rural Development; assistant department head and department extension leader in forestry; and as extension wildlife specialist and professor of forestry at North Carolina State University. He has also served as extension wildlife specialist at Mississippi State University.
Jones has a bachelor of science degree in zoology from the University of Washington, and master of science and a doctoral degree from Virginia Tech in fisheries and wildlife sciences. He has held leadership positions in numerous Extension associations, including Chair of the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy for the Cooperative Extension Section.