Dr. Jones’ research and extension program is known internationally. She is one of only a few grain storage engineers in the United States and focuses on methods to keep grain and seed in the best quality possible. The connection between grain condition and safety for both structures and workers is a strong motivation for the equipment research and training she provides. She has lectured in 10 different countries including the Middle East, Europe, and South America. Her dielectric sensing research has resulted in methods used for quality assessment and insect identification. New and unique force modeling techniques are a current focus for her lab and will lead to new safety equipment and methods for determining storage structure viability. Dr. Jones teaches a Physical Properties of Biological Materials class and a Brazil study abroad class for engineering students each year.