Dr. Candy Jones is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at Brandon University. Her research interests include rural education and capacity building, teacher professional development (particularly in rural
contexts), mathematics education, and teacher identity. A career-long teacher and scholar in the field of rural education, Dr. Jones spent 20 years as secondary educator in three different rural Manitoba communities before moving to Brandon University in 2015. She is both passionate about the strength and beauty of rural spaces, and a staunch advocate for those who live and work within them.