Major Kim Jones is a Training Development Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces where she has been a military member for the past 13 years. She is presently working as the Training Lead in the Department of National Defence’s newly formed organisation, the Assistant Deputy Minister (Data, Innovation and Analytics). Kim completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1999 from Concordia University, a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) degree specializing in Adult Education in 2008 from Athabasca University and a Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd) degree in 2013 from Athabasca University. She is a doctoral candidate in Athabasca’s Doctor of Education in Distance Education (EdD) program, in her fifth year. Kim is presently analyzing the quantitative and qualitative data that she has collected and plans to defend her dissertation in the spring of 2019.
Kim professionally strives to champion the use of modern and engaging training methods within the military. Her research and professional interests include distance learning, training technologies, and learning analytics. Kim recently won first place at Athabasca University’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition and participated in the regional competition in Regina. She volunteers as the President of the Canadian Forces Training Development Branch Association. Kim originally comes from Saint John, New Brunswick, and resides in Gatineau, Quebec with her husband and daughter.