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Kinesiology Department

Steven L. Jones, Ph.D. 

Steven JonesDr. Steven Jones joined our department in January 2015 and is teaching HEAL 132: Medical Terminology.  He is the author of Acquiring Medical Language, a medical terminology textbook published by McGraw-Hill.

Steve holds a BA in Greek and Latin from Baylor University, an MA in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College, and a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin. Steve has held previous faculty appointments at Trinity University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Baylor University. In addition to his position at Rice, Steve is Assistant Professor of Classics at Houston Baptist University, where he also serves as the Chair of the Department of Classics and Biblical Languages and the Director of the Master of Arts in Biblical Languages Program.   He teaches courses on Latin, Greek, Classical Civilization, Early Christianity, and the Classical Roots of Medical Language.

When not breaking down medical words, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and four daughters, watching baseball, drinking ice cold Dr. Pepper, and showing off his parallel-parking skills.

You may contact Dr. Jones at steven.l.jones@rice.edu

Jones Textbook