Janine DeWitt

Janine DeWitt (no photo)


Academic Credentials

B.Ph., Miami University of Ohio
M.A., Ph.D., Duke University


Thriving in a global community requires we have an understanding of how to work with people who come from many different types of backgrounds.  In this context, Dr. DeWitt’s scholarship and teaching focus on how experiential learning can engage and empower all students. She is interested in understanding strategies that lead to a shared understanding and facilitate collaboration. She has presented at international conferences on the effective design of globally networked learning as well as intercultural teaching and learning. She is currently co-authoring a book titled Navigating Place-based Learning: Mapping for a Better World.   Her previous research focused on ways to infuse ethics across the curriculum.


Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Creating Unity Through Diversity
  • Principles of Sociology
  • The Global Village
  • Through the Sociological Lens
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Intro to Geography
  • Poverty, Wealth & Inequality
  • Community Engagement Experience, Senior Practicum

Research Interests


  • Place-based teaching & learning
  • Globally networked classrooms
  • Visual sociology (Photography)




Phone: 703-526-6824

Email: Janine.Dewitt@marymount.edu