Ellis Jones

Ellis Jones, Ph.D., focuses most of his energy on bridging the gap between academics, activists and the average citizen. A scholar of social responsibility, global citizenship and everyday activism, Dr. Jones currently teaches Self, Society & Transformation in CIIS’ Transformative Leadership program as well as courses in Social Movements, Media, and Corporations in the sociology department at UC Davis.

His written works include The Better World Handbook (www.betterworldhandbook.com), winner of Spirituality & Health's Best Book of the Year Award under the category of Hope, which has just been released in its 2nd Edition form (March 2007) and the recently published, Better World Shopping Guide (www.betterworldshopper.org - November 2006), a comprehensive guide to socially and environmentally responsible shopping that rates companies, large and small, from A to F. He is currently working his third book, The Social Responsibility Movement: Global Transformation In Everyday Life.

Dr. Jones has given practical presentations to a wide variety of audiences including a number of colleges and universities, sustainability symposiums, and global citizenship summits. He has been interviewed for radio and television both in the US and Canada, and was featured in the documentary film, “50 Ways To Save The Planet”. In 2005, his work inspired the creation of The Better World Handbook Festival in Vancouver, BC. He has lived, studied, and worked in many parts of Europe, Asia, and Central America. He has won numerous awards for his work in the classroom and currently resides in Davis, CA.