Dr. Roy Jones is a professor and the executive director for the College of Education’s Call Me MiSTER program at Clemson University. Dr. Jones has been cited as a thought-leader on the education and mentoring of African American boys. He leads the most recognized collaborative in the nation for recruiting, retaining, developing leadership, and producing fully certified African American male elementary and middle school level teachers. The collaborative currently represents 20 colleges and universities in South Carolina and eight institutions in seven other states. Dr. Jones was named the 2009 “Pacesetter Award” recipient by the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education. The Oxford American Magazine identified him among the “Most Creative Teachers in the South” in its fall 2011 online publication. In 2014, Dr. Jones was the recipient of the Governor and Mrs. Richard W. Riley Award for Excellence in Dropout Prevention presented at the 26th Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum by the National Dropout Prevention Center.