Dr. Meredith Shockley-Smith is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Global and Intercultural Studies department teaching for the Black World Studies program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She recently transitioned from being a Lecturer and Co-Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Northern Kentucky University. She received her PhD from the University of Cincinnati in Educational Studies. Her expertise lies in Black Feminist theory, Critical Race theory, Critical Pedagogy, and Equity theory. Meredith has been teaching for just over ten years. Her passion for the subject matter has taken her beyond the college classroom into K-12 classrooms, as well as into business and community settings.

Dr. Shockley-Smith collaborates with others both on- and off -campus to build stronger, more equitable relationships intentionally to benefit students and the greater community. She consults to support culturally responsive teaching, diverse and inclusive practices, and community engagement and activism. More specifically, she aims to engage fixed mindsets as they relate to cultural identities. She spends the majority of her time researching, writing, teaching, and supporting others.

Meredith’s personal life is a continuation of her professional work. She lives with her wife, Lauren, who also works in the field of education grappling with issues of race, class and gender. They have two daughters, Saige 14, and Amira, 13, who are also engaged in the social justice movement.

Onward and Upward!