Dr. Gerald Jones, Professor Emeritus
Dr. Gerald Jones, Professor and Director Emeritus of Engineering Studies, died the morning Tuesday, October 7th while driving to the Georgia Southern campus to teach one of the two classes he still taught in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Jones was an aerospace engineer, having earned his degrees at Mississippi State (his Ph.D. in 1988). He joined Georgia Southern in 1991, taught fluid mechanics courses, and established the Regents Engineering Transfer Program at Georgia Southern.
Dr. Jones was not only a great professor of Mechanical Engineering, but also a friend to the Georgia Southern community. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
A memorial service for Dr. Jones will be held Saturday, October 11 at 11 a.m. in the Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home Chapel of Sylvania (912-564-2331).