Prof. John-Paul “Jp” Jones is a Native Iowegian from the Rathbun Lake area of Appanoose and Monroe Counties in Southeastern Iowa. Prof. Jp has been a Licensed Master Electrician & Electrical Engineering Technologist for over 30 years. Prof. Jp has been an educator at Indian Hills college since 2008 where he single-handedly developed, proposed and is the primary educator of the Electrical & Renewable Energy Program (TERET.AAS) at Indian Hills College in Ottumwa, Iowa, which is a comprehensive electrical & energy training program approved by the State of Iowa Electrical Examining Board in 2011 as part of the State of Iowa’s Electricians Post-Secondary Education Program (PSEP). Prof. Jp has volunteered countless hours on and off campus donating time and resources to community electrical & energy projects. He incorporates participation from his college students to help them gain real world experience on actual electrical and energy projects throughout the 10-County region.
Prof. Jp serves on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Association For Energy Efficiency and was elected to the Board of Directors for the Midwest Renewable Energy Association in 2022. He is an advocate for workforce development and serves as a member of the Iowa Energy Workforce Consortium.
Prof. Jp is an avid outdoorsman & recording artist. As leader of John-Paul Jones Group for the past 25 years, he uses his talents and production resources for his concert series that help bring awareness and fundraising opportunities for Veteran Organizations, Volunteer Fire & Rescue and Food Bank/Homeless shelter organizations.
Prof. Jp splits his time between Wapello & Dallas Counties in Iowa where he resides with his wife Heather. The family has 4 grown children: John III, JacLynn, Jakob, and Drew-Shawn. John & Drew-Shawn are both alumni of the TERET.AAS program, as well as engineers within the electrical & energy industry.