B.S., University of Miami; J.D., The Catholic University of America; LL.M., University of London
Monica Sanders is Adjunct Professor of Law teaching an experiential learning course on Disaster Law. She also teaches Hazard Economics in the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies and has a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She began her academic career at the Washington and Lee University School of Law where she created a disaster law course and coordinated the school’s DC Program.
Professor Sanders’ practical experience includes serving as Senior Legal Advisor for International Response and Programs at the American Red Cross, focusing on international disaster response and humanitarian assistance principles. Previously, she was a Senior Committee Counsel for both the House of Representatives and Senate Committees on Homeland Security. In those roles, she focused on oversight of disaster response and recovery programs, cybersecurity, and critical infrastructure protection. She studied security and defense-civilian coordination in the European Union Visitor’s Program. Her work also included overseeing the first Congressional report on the impacts of regulation on security and response capacity and leading an investigation into nepotism and mismanagement at a federal agency.
She holds advisory board and consultative roles with Friends of Europe (an international security think tank), the Institute for Building Technology and Safety and the Internet Society of DC. Professor Sanders received her degrees from the University of Miami (B.S.), the Catholic University of America (JD), Harvard Law School Project on Negotiation (Cert.) and University College London (LL.M).