About Shaniqua Jones
Who's That Lady?
Dr. Shaniqua Jones is an inspirational author, motivational speaker, educator, and Restorative Justice Practitioner. She has self-published her first book, 12: A Memoir To My Younger Self May 2016 and co-authored two publications on entrepreneurship including The Entrepreneur Within You and Success, Failure and Recovery. When she’s not raising her five children and being a wife, she’s most likely writing or involved in activities relating to collaborative communities and education for young and adult learners.
Shaniqua Jones, a leader in her own right and a proven professional of high standards within the post-secondary arena. Among other responsibilities, she is the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education Coordinator and Staff Clerk for the School of Extended Learning and the Office of International Services at Governors State University (GSU).
Shaniqua began her professional career in the non-profit sector on the south side of Chicago for several years. During this time, she was promoted from office assistant to executive assistant and recovery home operator over three male recovery homes. She formed lasting relationships with a variety of state agencies ranging from Cook County Drug Court, Chicago Department of Public Health, Illinois Department of Human Services, and Illinois Department of Corrections.
Shaniqua transitioned to entrepreneurship as the CEO of Senorita Entertainment providing a welcoming experience for comedians and patrons to partake in fellowship and laughter in the south suburban Cook County area. The platform allowed local comics to hone their skills while nationally recognized comedians returned to an intimate setting to perform. Shaniqua saw the need to be more creative in approach to promoting local talent by combining a vendor experience for small business owners.
As Shaniqua completed her undergraduate and graduate degree at Governor State University (GSU), she learned of the philosophy of Restorative Justice under the leadership of her mentor and professor. Restorative Justice became a way of life for her as she was able to apply theory to practice in her own personal affairs. Shaniqua was recognized as a student leader on campus by modeling the way and encouraging the heart. Even through facing hard times, Shaniqua managed to rise to the occasion. For her final project to complete her graduate degree, she co-created a 15-semester credit hour Restorative Justice Certificate Program. In 2013, Shaniqua graduated with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice as the Commencement Speaker which is one of the highest academic honors a student can achieve at GSU.
Her diverse background in academics and her profession as well as her personal journey has allowed her to understand the concerns of those she serve. As a current student, she has had the opportunity to serve the student body as a leader in addressing concerns, being visible and available, and supporting student-based programs on campus.
Here is the link to my Media Kit: http://shaniquajones.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SJ-Media-Kit-2017.pdf
Restorative Justice Consulting
Shaniqua has been identified as a Restorative Justice Practitioner Scholar with several years of research and teaching experience.Read More
From the moment Shaniqua spoke to thousands as the 2013 Governors State University Commencement Speaker she has shared her journey to restoration. She inspires others to make their dreams reality.Read More
Shaniqua established SJ Plublishing for the publishing of books, instructional material, curriculum, presentations & more in the philosophy of Restorative Justice.Read More
Writing is narrative healing for Shaniqua. She shares her gift with others through a philosophy, Restorative Justice and restorative practices which evolved from Restorative Justice.Read More