Laurel Monnig (2019)

College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Lecturer Award
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Sociology and Anthropology

Laurel Monnig is an active member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, participating in curricular review and development, advising students, and teaching a slate of well-received service and department courses.

Dr. Monnig created and regularly teaches a general education course on cultural anthropology for health care professionals, targeted to the specific needs of future nurses. A specialist in medical anthropology, she is regularly sought out to serve on master's thesis committees for the college's applied behavioral science program. She also extends her teaching to the community, consulting with the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery for a 2013 exhibition about the Pacific, chairing the multicultural diversity committee for a local grammar school, and organizing a Dayton dialogue on race relations. Dr. Monnig also regularly engages in professional development in her specific field of anthropology, publishing regularly and presenting her research at national conferences. She is the recipient of the prestigious David Schneider Award for writing in the field of cultural anthropology.


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