Monica Griffin has a B.A. (1988) in English and Sociology from the College of William & Mary, and an M.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (1998) in Sociology from the University of Virginia. She specializes in Community Studies, Critical Theory in Race and Inequality Studies, and Medical Sociology. Dr. Griffin is director of the William & Mary Sharpe Community Scholars Program, a first-year engaged learning program which is designed to support students in developing community-based research. She currently teaches Health Disparities, covering health markets and policy, social determinants of health, and narrative medicine methodologies; an online social action research course, Emerging Research in Action, during summers; and occasionally, supervises Honors theses and Independent Studies. With over twenty years of higher education teaching experience and half that time involving experience in community partnering and active scholarship, Monica's research interests include cultural sociology, multicultural education, community-based and participatory action research, and faculty development in teaching and understanding women faculty roles and experiences in higher education.
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