Kona Jones is Director of the Teaching & Learning Center and Faculty Academy Coordinator at Richland Community College in Decatur, IL. She is responsible for developing faculty training materials, overseeing faculty professional development, providing instructional design and pedagogical support to faculty, and is responsible for assessing online courses and initiatives. Kona loves teaching and is an adjunct instructor of statistics and developmental psychology, and in 2019 she was awarded Adjunct Faculty of the Year. Her passion is student success and, more specifically, assessing how different initiatives can improve online student retention. Kona was technical editor of the 2022 Canvas for Dummies book and is a Canvas Advocate, contributing extensively in the online Canvas Community and beyond. She has M.S. degrees in Quantitative and Cognitive Psychology, Undergraduate B.S. degrees in Biology, Psychology, & History, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Instructional Technology Leadership.