Faculty Profile

Annette Semanchin Jones.

Annette Semanchin Jones

Assistant Professor
School of Social Work


  • PhD, Social Work, University of Minnesota, 2013
  • MSW, Social Work, University of Minnesota, 2001

Professional experience:

  • Community Organizer, Social Work, Family and Children's Service
  • Child Welfare Worker, Child Welfare/Social Work, Lutheran Social Services

What mentoring means to me:

I think it has helped me to have several great mentors, whom I am able to turn to for different types of support, advice and mentoring. I think both formal and informal mentoring has really helped me to navigate difficult decisions throughout my time as a graduate student.

Topics I am willing to discuss with students:

Minority Experiences

  • Being a woman and related discrimination.

Personal Circumstances

  • Caregiving for children.

Academic Culture

  • Decoding and demystifying academic culture and norms.
  • Uncertainty about staying in grad school.