J. Preston Jones bio

J. Preston Jones, D.B.A.

Dean, H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Nova Southeastern University

Preston Jones, D.B.A., serves as dean of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. In this capacity, Jones is responsible for providing the leadership necessary in furthering the Huizenga Business College’s efforts to achieve its goals as part of NSU’s Vision 2020.


Jones’ responsibilities include: fostering excellence in research and teaching, strengthening the Huizenga Business College’s academic programs, promoting the college’s global visibility, continuing the advancement of innovation and entrepreneurship within the college, and ensuring that student pathways within their chosen degree fields prepare them to compete in a highly competitive global job market. Jones is also charged with growing the college’s financial base through resource development and partnerships with leaders of the business community.


Prior to being appointed dean, Jones served as the Huizenga Business College’s executive associate dean, associate dean for academic affairs, executive director of master’s programs, and assistant professor of management. Jones has also served as director of the M.B.A. programs, assistant professor of management, faculty coordinator for graduate programs, director of the center for entrepreneurship and a recruiter. Before entering higher education, he served in various engineering and management capacities at the Johnson & Johnson family of companies for more than 15 years.


In 2011, Jones was appointed to the Technology, Research and Scholarship Board by former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist where he served a three-year term, and he is a member of the Zeta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the Sigma Beta Delta International Society.


Jones earned his Doctor of Business Administration and M.B.A. degrees at NSU, and received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in Indiana.