Monic Behnken, LAS associate dean of equity, diversity and inclusion, and associate professor of sociology, has received a 2021 Iowa Character Award—Adult Citizen of Character (Honorable Mention). The awards are given annually by Drake University’s Robert D. and Billie Ray Center. Each year, the Ray Center recognizes Iowans who emulate the six pillars of CHARACTER … Continue reading Monic Behnken earns 2021 Iowa Character award
Monic Behnken, associate professor of sociology and director of the Leadership Studies Program, presented “An Intersectional Perspective on Community Leadership” March 7 at the University of Iowa Women’s Summit. Behnken’s talk helped attendees recognize how their various social identities are a grounding source of strength in the context of community leadership.
As chair of the Equity Working Group of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, Monic Behnken, associate professor of sociology and director of the Leadership Studies Program, recently presented Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds with STEM recommendations for Iowa’s K-12 students.
Monic Behnken, associate professor of sociology and director of the Leadership Studies Program, participated in a Feb. 4 panel discussion at the Ames Public Library about the book and movie, “Just Mercy.” In addition to Behnken, panelists were William “Novonty” Lawrence, associate professor, Greenlee School of Journalism; and Shawn Smith, The Smith Law Firm, PC. … Continue reading Monic Behnken is panelist for discussion about ‘Just Mercy’
Monic Behnken, associate professor of sociology and director of the Leadership Studies Program, together with a collaborative team of researchers, was recently awarded a grant by the SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation. Fifty applications for the grant were received. Behnken’s team earned one of … Continue reading Team led by Monic Behnken earns valuable grant