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Monica J. Williams is a West Texas native and Texas Tech University and University of Phoenix alumnus. She earned Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology and a Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from Texas Tech University before earning a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix Online. Monica joined the LCU Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences in the fall of 2015 as an adjunct faculty member. Her teaching responsibilities include: Exercise Psychology, Management of Sport, Personal Fitness and Wellness, Sport in Society, and Sport Psychology. Formerly, Monica served as the Chief Operating Officer and Grant Accountant for the 21st Century Grant with Communities In Schools of the South Plains. Prior to joining CIS-SP, she worked as a Unit Coordinator of Academic Success for the Texas Tech University Lauro Cavazos and Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program (Mentor Tech). She was responsible for the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and graduate students to serve as mentors to students affiliated with Mentor Tech. Before returning to Texas in 2009, she resided in California where she designed and implemented afterschool high school academic and social enrichment programs for the Office of Extended Learning Opportunities, and served on the 21st Century After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETS) Grant Advisory Committee that established Best Practices in High School Supplemental After School Programming.
Currently, Monica is pursuing a Ph.D. in Performance Psychology. Monica’s work and passion align with her desire to partner with college students in their personal and professional growth in development, so they can, in turn, use their gifts and abilities in serve to others.