A few weeks ago, at our annual conference in Portland, the Society of Wine Educators (SWE) welcomed its new Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Today we’d like to introduce you to one of our board members who was recently elected, Dr. Margie Ferree Jones. Dr. Jones has served on the board before, and we would like to welcome here back, and thank her for her service to the Society!
Dr. Margie Ferree Jones is a Professor at The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona. She joined the faculty at Cal Poly Pomona in 1990. In 2014, Dr. Jones received the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award –the first recipient of this new award.
Margie has a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and a master’s degree in hotel administration from Cornell University. In addition to being an instructor for beverage-related coursework at the Collins College, Margie regularly teaches the capstone leadership course for seniors and has taught courses in marketing, special events, and food & beverage during her tenure at Cal Poly Pomona. Margie was the curriculum chair for the college from 2001 to 2012.
In addition to being highly educated, Margie is certifiable (in wine)! She is a Certified Wine Educator (CWE), a Certified Sommelier (CS), and a Certified Bordeaux Educator with L’Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux. She has also completed the WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits as well as the Napa Valley Wine Educators Academy. She is currently working on completing her Sake Adviser Certificate.
Margie previously served as a Board Member for the Society of Wine Educators from 2009 to 2015, and we are happy to have her back! Welcome (back) to the board, Dr. Jones!