Carol L. Jones is an Associate Professor in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department. She received her B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering and her Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State University. After completing her B.S. degree, she worked in manufacturing design, oil/energy production, and farming before returning to OSU and completing her Ph.D. in electromagnetic and remote sensing of agricultural products. Her research focuses on postharvest handling and storage of agricultural and biological products. Dr. Jones teaches BAE2023 Physical Properties of Biological Materials and ENSC 2123 Dynamics. She also has an extension appointment in the area of Stored Agricultural Products. Current projects include methods for storing canola in hot humid climates (like Oklahoma), safety design for steel grain bins, force analysis within bulk storage structures and rescue procedures and equipment for entrapment in bulk storage.
Carol has published seven book chapters, 40 refereed journal articles, 47 professional papers, 97 invited presentation in the USA, Brazil, China, Portugal, Germany, Canada, and Azerbaijan, and 125 extension publications and presentations over the past nine years. She has advised and graduated 8 Ph.D. students, two M.S. students and sat on numerous graduate committees. She also advises undergraduate students in the Biosystems and Ag Engineering Department with the biomechanical option. For the past 9 summer semesters, she has led study abroad classes to Italy and Brazil to experience industry in these countries and learn how engineering is related to history and culture.
Carol sits/has sat on numerous University and International Committees. Among those committees are the General Education Advisory Council, Faculty Council Academic Standards and Policy Committee as chair, the Faculty Council Campus Security Committee, Grade Appeals Board, Reinstatement Committee, Engineering Science Class Advisory Boards, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) electromagnetic sensing technology and stored products committees, ISO TC 293 Standards Committee, ASABE X624 standards committee, and ASABE Standards Committee.