She didn’t see the hammer.
For a fraction of a second JoAnne Jones saw a young face, framed by a black hoodie, and then she descended into a place where she felt and saw nothing.
After a full career as an educator, living with a traumatic brain injury from a violent assault, being a single parent, and married to her wife, she entered the world of writing and writers.
Join me in watching this Feature Interview with Dr. JoAnne Silver Jones, author of Headstrong: Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury.
Dr. JoAnne Silver Jones is Professor Emeritus from Springfield College, Springfield Massachusetts, where she was a professor and associate dean for 25 years.
Prior to Springfield College, she was an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an assistant professor of Social Welfare at the University of Calgary, School of Social Welfare. Her teaching and research focused primarily on social justice issues.
The assault that is at the heart of her first book,
Headstrong: Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury, reshaped her life.
Her passion for justice was, if anything, emboldened as she immersed herself in understanding traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress syndrome, the consequence of being the victim of stranger violence, the cultural contexts of trauma and assault, and the ways in which trauma pervades daily life.
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