Joe Jones joined the college’s IT team as a senior IT technologist. He came to work UT in 2016 after retiring from a 21-year career with the US Air Force, recently serving as IT support within the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering.
“During my tenure in the military, I was involved in various IT roles,” said Jones. “From basic IT support to working on a software development team as a functional analyst. While still serving in the military, I received my BS in IT management from the American Military University.”
Jones has experience across multiple systems, with a specialty in Windows and desktops. He can help out staff and faculty with a variety of computer issues.
“Basically, anything that involves their interaction with IT,” he said. “Whether it’s a program not functioning as intended, or if they just want something to be presented in a different way. If I personally can’t solve the problem, I’ll reach out to those that can.”
Jones also enjoys working on cars—BMWs in particular— and watching sports.
“I’m a University of Kentucky fan since that’s where I grew up,” he said. “But I also enjoy supporting UT sports—when they’re not playing UK.”
Jones and wife Melissa have been married for 21 years and have two daughters: Sophie, 12, and Sadie, 5.