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Moneque Walker-Pickett, JD, PhD

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    Moneque Walker-Pickett, JD, PhD


    Dr. Moneque Walker-Pickett is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, and has been a member of the Saint Leo Community since 2010. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Africana Studies from the University of Miami, a Juris Doctor (law) degree from the University of Florida, and a PhD in Sociology, with a concentration in Race and Ethnic Relations and Criminology, from the University of Miami. This multidisciplinary background in law and sociology guides her research interests in socio-legal scholarship exploring the intersectionality of race and ethnicity, gender, crime, and public policy.

    Dr. Walker Pickett was awarded a U.S. Presidential Management Fellowship, and was assigned to work with the Department of Labor’s Civil Rights Center, and the Social Security Administration’s legal division in Washington, D.C. She also worked on Capitol Hill for six months as a Congressional Fellow. Upon completing the fellowships, she founded her own general-practice law firm. A licensed attorney for over 20 years, Dr. Walker-Pickett brings her work experience and passion for teaching to support student success in and out of the classroom. Using collaborative teaching methods and technology, Dr. Walker-Pickett utilizes the flipped classroom model, encouraging student participation with an active learning approach. She is an advisor/co-advisor to a number of student organizations, including the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society, the Black Student Union, Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, and ACJA/LAE organization.

    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!!



    • PhD, Sociology (dual concentration in Race & Ethnic Relations and Criminology), The University of Miami
    • JD, Law, The University of Florida
    • BA, Sociology & Africana Studies, The University of Miami

    Courses Taught

    Undergraduate Courses Taught:
    • Criminal Justice Ethics
    • Theories of Criminal Behavior
    • Global Conflict Resolution
    • Legal Issues in Criminal Justice Administration
    • Juvenile Justice
    • Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
    • Survey of the Criminal Justice System
    • Legal Issues in Counter-terrorism
    • Courtroom Communication
    • Building a Multiracial Society
    • Global Social Change and Development
    • Crime and Punishment Across the Ages
    • Crisis Communication & Sport
    • Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

    Graduate Courses Taught:

    • International Comparative Criminal Justice
    • Criminal Advocacy and Judicial Procedure
    • Fundamentals of Civil Litigation
    • Advanced Forensic Science
    • Juvenile Justice