Real People Profiles: Kimberly Moffitt

By David Hoffman

We’re asking some of the people you might encounter on the UMBC campus, including students, faculty, staff and alumni, to answer a few questions about themselves and their experiences. These are their responses.

Name: Kimberly Moffitt

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Q: How long have you been at UMBC?

A:8 years

Q: What is your current title (job or student organization position)?
A: Associate Professor, Department of American Studies
Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies
Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Language, Literacy, and Culture
Q: In 12 words or less, what role(s) do you play on campus?
A: Campus crusader of transactional knowledge! (knowledge flows in many directions) 🙂
Q: What aspect of your UMBC role(s) do you enjoy most?
A: Engaging and learning from students; exposing students to new and/or different perspectives that challenge them, affirm them, and stretch them a bit.
Q: What is the most important or memorable thing you learned in college/have learned at UMBC?

A: Knowledge is yours for the taking and keeping. No one can strip you of that.

The destination should not be a job/occupation, but the journey to understanding self along the way.

Q: What is one way you have worked with others to make a positive difference at UMBC or in another community?

A: I am the founding parent of a new charter school opening in Baltimore in August 2015. It is all-male, liberal arts college preparatory program for young men 4th grade-12th grade. This school matters because many of the ills plaguing young, Black males today can be linked to the need for innovative educational opportunities.

Q: Complete this sentence: “I am a big fan of __________”

A: Seeing the world!
Q: Do you have any UMBC stories, little-known facts about UMBC, favorite spots on campus, or anything else you’d like to share?

A:American Studies is a hidden treasure on UMBC’s campus. It’s unique in that you learn about self and others all in one place. We’re a one-stop shop! And we thrive on exposing students to America and the global society by engaging them in work that highlights their connection to all around them.

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