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.
Dr. Shaniqua Jones completed her doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Leadership with a specialization in higher education in May 2016. Her diverse background in academics and her profession as well as her personal journey has allowed her to understand the concerns of those she serves. With a proven professional code of high standards within the post-secondary arena, she accepted a two-year assignment as Director of Community Engagement and Diversity Programs at Trinity Christian College. She advised students to serve in various capacities across the country, mentored scholars with a rewarding college experience through academic preparation and spiritual formation ingenuity and provided opportunities to discuss matters of the heart as it relates to diversity and social justice utilizing Restorative Practices. For the 2018-2019 academic year, she used her collection of experiences as the Restorative Justice Coordinator – Dean of Students at Chicago Collegiate Charter School and as a foundation for her Restorative Justice training that she provides to churches, schools, community organizations, The Cook County Southland Juvenile Justice Council, and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. Currently, Dr. Jones is the Coordinator of Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices with Thornton Township High Schools District 205. Dr. Jones is a wife and mother of five biological children as well as an author of three astonishing works.