Dr. Shaniqua Jones

Restorative Justice Practitioner | Founder of Purple Path

In 2016, Dr. Shaniqua Jones completed her doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Leadership, specializing in higher education. 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 track record of professionalism within the post-secondary arena, Jones accepted a two-year assignment as Director of Community Engagement and Diversity Programs at Trinity Christian College. Advising students to serve in various capacities across the country, she mentors scholars with  rewarding college experiences through academic preparation and spiritual ingenuities that provide opportunities to discuss matters of the heart as it relates to diversity and social justice utilizing Restorative Practices.  Dr. Jones has served as a consultant-to-District Coordinator of Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices with Thornton Township High Schools District 205 since 2018. With a global platform, as the founder of Purple Path and Jones Academy of Excellence, Dr. Jones has been able to educate and serve students, parents/guardians, educators, organizations, and more through her work rooted in Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices. Governor Pritzker and the Illinois State Board of Education appointed Dr. Jones to the Whole Child Task Force and  serves as a  Project Manager for MacArthur Foundation – Just Imperative Working Group Dr. Jones is a wife and mother of five biological children as well as an author of 10 astonishing works.