Dr. Ticora V. Jones is scientist operating at the intersection of science and society to advance international development. She serves as the Deputy for Research in the newly created Innovation, Technology & Research Hub of the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Development and Innovation. She holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


This article presents examples of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating the importance of developing, supporting, and maintaining HEI networks in low- and middle-income countries.