Dr. Brenda Monk
Dr. Brenda Monk serves as a Learning Specialist/Assistant Director to the Academic Support Program. As a learning specialist, she works hands on with student-athletes with individualized learning needs. Dr. Monk has implemented an Educational Services Program that is designed to meet the needs of student-athletes diagnosed with moderate academic deficiencies and assist with their progress towards graduation. A native Mississippian, Dr. Monk served in a variety of educational positions throughout her career. She came to Florida State after serving as a principal, special education teacher and supervisor and school psychologist in the Rankin County School District in Brandon, Mississippi. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Monk also earned an Educational Specialist degree in 1986 from Jackson State University, and in 1993, earned a Ph.D. in Education Administration from Mississippi State University. Dr. Monk is a member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability and the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics. She has three children, Julie (Scott) Loftin, Josh and Allison, and grandson Will Loftin.