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Portrait of Dr. Monica Bixby-Radu

Dr. Monica Bixby Radu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: Brandt Hall 325 

Dr. Radu joined the department of Criminal Justice and Sociology in August 2017. She graduated with her PhD in Sociology from North Carolina State University with concentrations in sociology of the family and crime, deviance, and social control. She earned her MA and BA in Sociology from North Carolina Central University.

In her free time Dr. Radu enjoys spending time with her husband, John and their two dogs Biggie and Peanut.


PhD, Sociology, North Carolina State University

MA, Sociology, North Carolina Central University

BA, Sociology, North Carolina Central University

Teaching Interests

Sociology of the Family

Work and Family

Racial & Ethnic Relations

Social Stratification

Deviant Behavior

Race, Gender, Class, and Crime

Research Interests

Family Social Capital

Educational Attainment

Perceptions of School Safety and Climate

Juvenile Delinquency

Current Projects

  1. Who Runs Away from Home and Why?
  2. How Perceptions of School Safety Influence High School Graduation
  3. Educational Disparities among Marginalized Students
  4. Differences between Online and Face-to-Face Learners
  5. Media’s Portrayal of Bullying


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