Dr. Carmen Monico publishes two peer-reviewed articles!

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Dr. Carmen Monico

Dr. Carmen Monico, Associate Professor of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) and new faculty in the Joint Master and PhD Social Work Programs of NCAT and the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG), got two peer-reviewed articles published in fall 2020 (cited below). Both publications are the result of mentored research that Monico conducted with undergraduate students from Elon University, prior to starting teaching in the joint program. One article highlights Monico’s teaching and research experience in conducting practicum courses abroad and the importance of community-engaged research, which is one of the courses Monico now teaches in the joint program. The second article falls within Monico’s main area of research, global migration, with an emphasis on the experience of migrant children, youth, and young adults.


Monico, C. & Kupatadze, K. (2020, October). Developing meaningful and practical global experiences through student-faculty-community partnerships. International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP), 4(2). https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v4i2.4002

Monico, C. & Duncan, D. (2020, December). Childhood narratives of Hispanic immigrant college students in North Carolina: The Deportation threat and its health, education, and well-being impacts on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Special issue The Predicament of the Child Refugee, International Journal of Qualitative research on Health and Well-being (IJQHW), 15(2), https://doi.org/10.1080/17482631.2020.1822620

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson added to Diversity Scholars Network through the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan!

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Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson

We are delighted to share the news that Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson has been added as a Diversity Scholar through the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan!

This Program will provide Dr. Dyson with the professional development opportunities and mentorship experiences needed to help her hone her DEI+ Belonging focused leadership and administrative skills.

An excerpt of her welcome letter and a brief statement by Dr. Dyson are included below.

 

Greetings Dr. Dyson:

On behalf of the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan, welcome to the Diversity Scholars Network (DSN)!

The DSN is an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional community of scholars committed to advancing understandings of historical and contemporary social issues related to identity, difference, culture, representation, power, oppression, and inequality — as they occur and affect individuals, groups, communities, and institutions.

The DSN now has over 900 members from more than 200 institutions across the world. As with any community, its success is only achieved through the level of engagement of the members and through a spirit of collaboration and collective impact. As a new member, you can expect to see your profile populate in our Member Directory within the next several weeks.

Dr. Dyson shares the following to accompany this exciting news:

“I am grateful yet geeked to share that I’ve been added as a member to the Diversity Scholars Network, a program out of the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan.

I am looking forward to participating in their professional development programs, networking, and receiving mentorship as I hone in on my leadership and administrative skills, with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Through the network, my project specifically will be focused on enhancing key knowledge and skills that will be critical in advancing academic spaces for students, especially those with marginalized identities, to feel safe, supported, and comfortable, to show up as their authentic selves while successfully getting what they came for: their degrees.

I am also looking forward to connecting and engaging with the other Diversity Scholars in our efforts to advance social transformation.

#Diversity #Equity #Inclusion #InclusiveExcellence #Belonging”

Dr. Carmen Monico’s article “Childhood narratives and the lived experiences of Hispanic and Latinx college students with uncertain immigration statuses in North Carolina,” is now available!

Dr. Carmen Monico's article, "Childhood narratives and the lived experiences of Hispanic and Latinx college students with uncertain immigration statuses in North Carolina," has been published in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, Volume 15 Issue sup2! Congratulations, Dr. Monico!