Shana Jones

Shana Jones

Shana Jones

Associate Director; Infrastructure and Community Resilience
Expertise: Environmental Policy and Research



Shana Jones joined the Institute of Government in 2014 as a faculty member in the Planning and Environmental Services unit. She assists communities with managing legal and policy issues related to land use, environmental quality, and coastal flooding. Prior to joining the Institute of Government, Shana was the director of the Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic at William & Mary Law School. Her previous experience includes managing a nonprofit policy group, clerking at the federal and state levels, and working as a program manager at a Texas state agency and for the Texas Governor’s Office.


J.D., Order of the Coif, University of Maryland Law School; M.A., University of Virginia

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Areas of Expertise: coastal law, water quality regulations, land use, flood insurance