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Alumni Spotlight: FCE Graduate Named Department Chair at Virginia Union University

Monekka Munroe Ed.D.

Monekka Munroe, Ed.D.

Monekka Munroe, Ed.D., graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education was appointed Department Chair of Virginia Union University’s Criminal Justice Program.

Munroe has been teaching criminal justice courses for 10 years and has been an advocate for criminal justice reform, specifically for female inmates. She was selected as a TED Talk presenter in 2016 because of that advocacy, where she spoke about the injustices of the criminal justice system. Munroe was FCE’s keynote speaker at the 2017 Summer Institute.

This spring, she taught and developed a course that explains the correlation between childhood trauma and adult criminality, it will be taught in a local Virginia jail in the fall of 2018.  Additionally, she is currently in the process of writing her very first criminal justice textbook.

Munroe earned her doctorate of education, with a major in higher education leadership in 2016.