Dr. Monica L. Dillihunt



Dr. Monica L. Dillihunt Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Howard University (Washington, DC), 2003
  • Masters, Education, Mercer University, 1997
  • Certification, Elementary Education, Mercer University, 1996
  • B.S., Biology and Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1991

Classes Taught


  • National Education Association
  • Alabama Education Association
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Alabama Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children.
  • American Psychological Association
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • National Staff Development Association
  • American Education Research Association
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • National Alliance of Black School Educators
  • Association of Black Psychology
  • Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Inaugural Class of the UAH LEAD Program
  • 2014 RAND Fellow
  • 2014 American Education Week’s Teacher of the Year Award for UAH College of Education
  • 2010 Recipient of the Outstanding Research Award for the learning and cognition SIG of the American Education Research Association (AERA).
  • 2008-2009 Recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Award; University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • 2008 SAEA Faculty Advisor of the Year Award, State Department AEA
  • 2007 Outstanding Student Leader: 2nd Place Faculty Advisor; University of Alabama in Huntsville.
  • 2004 Professor of the Year for the School of Education / Howard University
  • Trustee Scholarship
  • Who’s Who Among American College and Universities
  • Dean’s List
  • Second Place Graduate Research Symposium
  • Black Student Association Award for Scholarship
  • Minority Scholarship
  • Preparing Future Faculty Fellow


  • Gluck L, Dillihunt M.L, Gilmore M.W. (2014) Advantages of Using Innovative Technological Pedagogy to Teach Chemistry in Secondary Schools. Modern Chemistry and applications 2: e119. doi:10.4172/2329- 6798.1000e119
  • Dillihunt, M.L., Smith, D.W., Farrington, P.A., Turner, M.W. & Benfield, M.P.J (2012). Impact of Innovative Student Project for the Increased Recruitment of Engineering and Science Students (InSPIRESS). American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings.
  • Smith, D.W., Dillihunt, M.L., Farrington, P.A., Benfield, M.P.J., & Turner, M.W. (2012). Impact of Integrated Product Team course on skill development and workplace preparation for graduating engineering seniors. American Society for Engineering Education Conference Proceedings. 

  • Trammel, M.S., & Dillihunt, M.L. (2012). In our own voices: Black Adolescent girls’ Facebook & blog usage. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association Conference Proceedings.
  • Tyler, K.M.,Uqdah, A.L.,Dillihunt, M.L., Beatty-Hazelbaker, R., Conner, T. Gadson, N.C., Henchy, A.M., Hughes, T., Mulder, S., Owens, E., Roan-Belle, C., Smith, L., & Stevens, R., (2008). Cultural discontinuity: Towards a quantitative investigation of a major hypothesis in education. Educational Researcher, 37 (5), 280-297. 

  • Tyler, K.M., Dillihunt, M.L., Boykin, A.W., Coleman, S.T., Scott, D.M., Tyler, C.M.B., & Hurley, E.A (2008). Examining cultural socialization within African American and European American households. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14, 201-204.