Walker-Pickett, Moneque

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Department of Criminal Justice

Phone: 352-588-7204

Email: moneque.walker-pickett@saintleo.edu


  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Africana Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • Juris Doctor, Law, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology: Race and Ethnic Relations & Criminology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Experienced educator and attorney; Dr. Moneque Walker Pickett was awarded the U.S. Presidential Management Fellowship (1998–2000) and was assigned to work with the Department of Labor and Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C. During that time, she also worked on Capitol Hill for six months as a Congressional Fellow. Upon completing the fellowship, she founded her own general practice law firm. Her experiences and passion for teaching led her to a career in education, where she supports the success of students in and out of the classroom.

“My role is to foster a learning environment that helps today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders, and watch those leaders become agents of change in our communities! That is the most humbling, and best part of my job!!”

Community Affiliation:

  • Member of several criminal justice and/or law related honor societies
  • Appointing Agency: The Florida Bar 
    • Committee Member, Clients' Security Fund 2010-2016
    • Committee Member, Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion 2013-2017
  • Appointing Agency: Hillsborough County Florida Board of County Commissioners
    • Hearing Officer, Child Care Licensing Board 2009-2016
  • Chairperson, Hillsborough County Human Relations Board, 2009-2010

Teaching & Professional Interests:
Socio-legal scholarship exploring the intersection of gender, class, race and ethnicity (e.g. gender, race and law; discrimination; social policy studies; Title IX and race, gender, and sports;), criminology, criminal justice, critical legal studies (critical race theory); community law; conflict resolution. I also enjoy diversity studies, interdisciplinary courses, ethics, law and society, and legal studies and skills practice.

Honors & Awards:

  • Jesse Ball duPont Summer Seminar for Liberal Arts College Faculty, 2015
  • Best Paper Award, 2014, Academic and Business Research Institute
    • International Conference "Gender-Predicted Attitudes toward Gangs in Non-Metropolitan Communities" (with Katrina Hómér Darg)
  • Serviced Learning Faculty Fellowship Grant, 2013-2014, Saint Leo University


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