Jonah is an English literature and religion teacher at WCU. When Hardin is arrested on assault charges, he was a character witness for Hardin. He was mainly noted as a great teacher.
Jonah ran into Hardin and Tessa while at Christian Vance's jazz club. He told them that he had been accepted to teach at the Seattle campus. He applied for the job months ago. He performed on-stage with his band, "The Reckless Few". While Tessa enjoyed his music and running into him, Hardin disliked the music and was skeptical of Jonah's real reasons for transferring to Seattle.
- In the film adaptations, Professor Soto is female and portrayed by Meadow Williams.