Dr. Monica Miles has recently been named as the associate director of University at Buffalo’s Great Lakes Program and the Coastal Literacy Specialist through a joint appointment between UB, New York Sea Grant and Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Monica was a previously a postdoc with EDEFI, while she was an Academic Pathway Fellow. She earned a doctorate from the Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning Program in UB’s Graduate School of Education, with a concentration in science education in 2017.
Monica’s research focuses on the role of identity, racialized experiences, and marginalization in K-12 and higher STEM spaces. She seeks to promote solutions for creating inclusive STEM environments for underrepresented students and boldly challenges systems of oppression. Monica maintains a commitment to social justice efforts through critical examinations of society and education.