Robert J. Jones was born on December 10, 1971, at Monroe County General Hospital, in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He grew up in the small village of Bartonsville, just outside Stroudsburg, the county seat. He attended Pocono Mountain Schools and developed an interest in foreign language and literature at an early age. After high school he went on to complete an undergraduate degree in French and Spanish at East Stroudsburg University. He came to upstate New York in 1994 to work on his masters degrees in French and Spanish at Binghamton University He began teaching at FMCC in the Fall of 1999. He enjoys travelling, photography, antiquing and writing. In addition, he is on the Board of the local Welsh Society and was a volunteer doing cataloguing and research at the Grems-Doolittle Library of the Schenectady County Historical Society. He has made frequent trips to New Orleans and Montréal, and has also travelled in France, Spain, Wales, England, Germany, Denmark, Ireland and Belgium. If you would like to know more about his professional and civic life, please read his c.-v. Currently, he lives in Princetown, Schenectady County where he is the town historian. He also enjoys spending time with his three Cardigan Welsh corgis.
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