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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 and also serves as director of the Community Studies Minor program; both programs are designed to support students in developing community-based research.  She currently teaches Activism & the Cultural Arts in the Sharpe Program, in addition to undergraduate and graduate research seminars across areas in the Sociology of Higher Education.  With over twenty years of higher education teaching experience and over half that time involving experience in community partnering, Monica's research interests include cultural sociology, multicultural education, community partnering and action research, and faculty development in teaching and understanding women faculty roles and experiences in higher education.

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