Regional Director for the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Western Region
Dr. O’Neill-Jones is a professor of technical communication and media production and served as department chair for nearly ten years at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her career began as a newspaper photographer and moved to broadcast, corporate, and educational media. As media transitioned to digital, online, and virtual environments, she led the way with innovative interactive media productions including 21st Century Learning Matters, a video that describes the strategies and tools needed to create powerful learning environments. Currently, she is the regional director for the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Western Region program. TPS provides professional development related to finding, accessing, and integrating the vast reservoir of primary sources from the Library of Congress to deepen content understanding through inquiry learning and 21st century learning skills. Through Dr. O’Neill-Jones’ leadership the TPS-Colorado program grew from statewide outreach to a regional program that serves 14 western states. The program recently received a $255,000 increase from the Library of Congress to the annual TPS award. Congratulations, Dr. O’Neill-Jones!