Keynote Address: Brenda Jones



Brenda Jones attended the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy, and received her BFA and MFA from Drake University. She joined Iowa State University in 1986 and is an associate professor in the Department of Art and Design. Her current responsibilities include instruction of students in the basics of fine art, and her areas of specialization are painting, drawing, and fine arts. Ms. Jones is a member of the graduate faculty and has served as co-coordinator of Iowa State’s College of Design study abroad program in Rome, Italy. Her service is extensive and includes serving on the board of the Center for Teaching Excellence, chair of the Athletic Council, academic adviser for the College of Design, and mentor for the Iowa State University Minority Student Bridge Program.

Ms. Jones has received the Dr. Thomas Thielen Award for service to Iowa State University Students, the Iowa State University Award for International Service, and an Outstanding Teacher Award as part of a special appropriation by the Iowa General Assembly. Her work has been exhibited through international, national, and regional exhibitions and juried shows. She has participated in many oneperson shows, group shows, residencies, workshops, lectures, and panels.

The ISCORE cover art was provided by Ms. Jones. It is a piece in a series of works that Ms. Jones has contributed to ISCORE over the past seven years.


How to Cite: Jones, B. (2006) “Keynote Address: Brenda Jones”, Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity. 7(1). doi: