Professor Griffith is a former correspondent and national editor for the Associated Press and now a media ethicist, community-engaged scholar, certified DEI expert, and student mentor. Her scholarship and teaching focuses on media law and ethics in a digital age. She will also coordinate the Communications internship program. Professor Griffith comes to Simmons after serving nineteen years on the faculty at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. Professor Griffith holds a JD from Notre Dame, M.S. in Journalism from Florida A&M, and BA in Political Science from DePaul. Her most recent work includes a well-received 4-part series with New England News Collaborative on racism in New England. She serves on the executive committee of the national board of the ACLU.