Monica Sanders joins the University of Delaware as Director of the Bill Anderson Fund. She will also serve as an Associate Professor in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She has taught in the Emergency and Disaster Management Program at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies and the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she created and taught a course on disaster law and policy. Her current work and interests include data in disasters, legal rights and how to use technology to reach vulnerable populations.
Professor Sanders also served Senior Legal Advisor for International Response and Programs at the American Red Cross, where she focused on international disaster response and humanitarian assistance principles. Her response and oversight worked included being 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-ever Congressional report on the impacts of regulation on security and response capacity and leading an investigation into nepotism and mismanagement at a federal agency.
Professor Sanders received her qualifications from the University of Miami, the Catholic University of America, Harvard Law School Project on Negotiation and University College London.