Mary Thompson-Jones, EdD
EdD (Higher Education Management), University of Pennsylvania
MALD (Law and Diplomacy), The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Mary Thompson-Jones is a faculty member at Northeastern University and the academic director of the Master of Science in Global Studies and International Affairs program. Her research interests include international diplomacy, the intersection of cultural diplomacy and international higher education, and U.S. foreign policy in the geographic regions of Europe and Latin America.
Previously, Dr. Thompson-Jones was a career diplomat and foreign policy practitioner with 23 years of experience in the U.S. Department of State. She served in embassies and consulates in Madrid, Prague, Quebec, Guatemala, Sarajevo, and in Washington, D.C. Dr. Thompson-Jones attained the rank of minister counselor while serving as chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Prague, where her portfolio included missile defense negotiations, the Czech entry into the visa waiver system, and the Czech presidency of the European Union. She oversaw two visits from President Barack Obama, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, several cabinet secretaries, and numerous congressional delegations. In other overseas postings, she was a counselor for public diplomacy who orchestrated embassy work on media outreach programs and academic exchange programs. Dr. Thompson-Jones also served as the State Department’s Diplomat in Residence for the New England region, and she was the former dean of International Graduate Programs at Endicott College.