Opel Jones, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Opel Jones

Contact Info

7800 York Road, Room 355


Ph.D., Mathematics
Howard University
M.S., Mathematics
Howard University
B.S., Mathematics
Hampton University

Areas of Expertise

Enumerative Combinatorics


Dr. Opel Jones joins the Towson University faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor.  A native of Brooklyn, New York, and a proud graduate of Prince George’s County Public Schools, he received his baccalaureate from Hampton University, and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Howard University, all in mathematics.  Prior to joining the Towson family, he worked as a systems/software engineer at Lockheed Martin, Director of the Leadership Institute at Hampton University, a computer scientist for the United States Census Bureau, and a lecturer of mathematics and statistics at several institutions.  Dr. Jones’s research focuses on enumerative combinatorics, specifically pattern avoidance as well as permutation statistics.  He and his wife are raising three wonderful children and reside in Howard County.

Recent Publications

Enumeration of Dumont permutations avoiding certain four-letter patterns (with Alexander Burstein), submitted to Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 22 (2020), 29 pp.