Vice President for Communications Biography

Martinque Jones, Ph.D.
Pronouns: She/Her
Term: 2022-2025

Martinque "Marti" Jones, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology's Counseling Psychology Program at the University of North Texas. She earned her PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Houston and completed an APA-accredited internship at the University of Florida Counseling & Wellness Center. She also completed research postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Michigan and Teachers College, Columbia University.

Dr. Jones studies racial and gender identity and their implications for Black women's mental health and counseling. She has ongoing research that explores gendered racial identity, defined as the significance and meaning Black women attribute to their membership in Black and woman social identity groups (Jones & Day, 2018), and its association with race- and gender-based discrimination, as well as the effects of the Strong Black woman schema on Black women's wellness. She is also exploring the utility of a culturally responsive group therapy intervention (Invincible Black Women) with Black college women and has expanded this work to the community through outreach programming.