Lana C. Jones, Ph.D.


  • Instructor & Communications Coordinator
  • Department of Psychology
    Faculty Advisor: Owl Wellness
    Founder & Faculty Advisor: CoS DEI Student Ambassadors Program
    Dept Committees: DEI & Website
    CoS Committees: DEI
    University Committees: Table of Champions
  • Office: Boca Raton campus - BS-12 , Room 202


In progress, M.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, FAU College of Education

2011, Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

2006, MA Experimental Psychology, Florida Atlantic University

2004, BA Psychobiology, Florida Atlantic University

2000, BS Biology, Florida State University

Courses Taught at FAU

PSY 3234 – Experimental Design & Statistical Inference

DEP 3053 – Psychology of Human Development

PSY 3002 – Biological Bases of Behavior I

PSY 4027 – Multicultural Psychology

PSB 4810 – Neurobiology of Learning & Memory

Teaching Philosophy

First, seek to understand, then seek to be understood. I believe in reciprocal learning both in the brain and in the classroom. My approach to teaching represents my profound respect for its inspiring and transformative power. I hope to foster the development of critical thinking skills by encouraging skepticism which promotes thoughtful analysis and consumption of information. I develop my courses to support an inclusive educational environment. We are all learning from one another’s differences and celebrating the opportunity to share in the wholeness of our human experiences. Most importantly, I allow myself to make mistakes and recover. I aspire to demonstrate to my students that classes, higher education, and life can be challenging and enjoyable, even when you make errors. I want to convey the feeling of camaraderie between my students and myself so they know we are all in this thing together. Same storm, but different boats, nevertheless, together.