Shonda M. Jones is associate dean for strategic initiatives and integrative learning, and assistant teaching professor in intercultural theological education at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. She has worked in theological education for 20 years and has served in multiple leadership roles. Her scholarly interests include the intersection of theological school choice and race, and her focus broadly examines intercultural practices that promote communal thriving with and among faith leaders and faith communities. Jones is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church (North Texas Annual Conference), a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), and a trainer for intercultural competency and relationship-building. She holds an MDiv from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University and an EdD from the University of Alabama.