Kent Jones, PhD

Dr. Kent Jones is a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Whitworth University. He has authored or coauthored over 20 publications in the fields of computer science; software engineering; computer networks and artificial intelligence. He was instrumental in starting the bioinformatics program at Whitworth University and has actively participated in research collaborations with the biology, chemistry and engineering departments at Whitworth.

See his faculty webpage for further information.


Entrepreneur cofounder/owner
Hand Therapy Advantage, Spokane, WA, 2016 - present

Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, 1995 - present

Lab Computer Systems Administrator
Washington State University, Spokane, WA, 1994 - 1995
Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute (SIRTI)

Teaching / Research Assistant
Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1991 - 1994

Software Consultant
Shields Enterprises Inc. Information Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 1990 - 1991

Real-time Flight Simulation Software Engineer
Boeing, Renton, WA, 1987 - 1990

Assistant Engineer
Bonneville Power Administration, Walla Walla, WA, 1986 - 1987


Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Washington State University, 1998
Advisor: Mark Manwaring
Thesis: Dynamic biodevice detection and identification in a wireless biodevice network

M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Washington State University, 1994
Thesis: An analysis of predictive adaptive routing in a HF packet radio network

B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Walla Walla College, 1987