Dr. Jessica Jones, Ph.D., D.W.S.

DWS 801: The Doctoral Thesis

Rev. Dr. Jessica Jones serves as one of the Thesis Directors of The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, as well as the Associate Academic Dean. Jessica is an ordained deacon in the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) and has held multiple provincial roles, most recently as the Provincial Canon for the Next Generation Leadership Initiative for the ACNA. She currently serves as the Archdeacon and Canon for Leadership for the Gulf Atlantic Diocese.

Jessica holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Northwest Nazarene University, a Doctor of Worship Studies degree from The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, a specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Northwest Nazarene, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Florida State University.

In addition to serving in her diocesan and provincial roles, Jessica has served as an adjunct professor of Liturgy and Worship at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, FL, and a board member for Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. Jessica has served as a choral educator and adjudicator for over fifteen years in addition to serving as a worship leader in the Anglican Church. Jessica’s recent research focused on how adults learn within a congregation and the teaching efficacy of ministry leaders.

Jessica is grateful to pair her training in education with her background in worship and liturgy to mentor students as they complete the thesis process at IWS.


  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Northwest Nazarene University
  • Doctor of Worship Studies, The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
  • Master’s in Educational Leadership, Florida State University
  • Bachelor’s in Music Education, Florida State University