Monica Miller-Smith

Monica Miller-Smith is a Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at the University of Connecticut. She holds an EdD in Education from the University of Southern California, an MA in Speech Communication from Emerson College, and a BA in Communications from the University of California, San Diego. In addition to working as a professor, she has served as an educational consultant with nonprofit organizations developing educational programs for youth. She is very dedicated to service and civic engagement. She is a member of the University of Connecticut’s Service-Learning Committee, and she instructs all of her courses using a service-learning framework. Her students have performed local service in Stamford, Connecticut, with Stamford Public Education Foundation, Inspirica, Mill River Park Collaborative, Stamford Parks and Recreation, and Stamford Public Schools. Most recently, Miller-Smith has developed distance, service-learning courses that she instructs while living abroad with her family. Her teaching practices earned her the University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award for the 2011–2012 academic year.

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