Dr. Shinta Herwantoro Hernandez ’96 has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Leaders of Maryland for 2022 by Women We Admire, an online news and information platform aimed at recognizing the achievements of exceptional women.
Shinta is the founding dean of the Virtual Campus at Montgomery College. She was previously the MC Department Chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. During her time at MC, Shinta has advanced work in the social science disciplines, open educational resources and open pedagogy, social justice and equity, inclusive curriculum, faculty professional development, international collaborations, and online education. Shinta also held positions in public policy think tanks, the Urban Institute and Westat.
Shinta received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Brandeis University, MPP degree in social policy from Georgetown University, and PhD degree in sociology at the University of Maryland College Park. She was previously awarded the Montgomery College Outstanding Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising for AY 2016-2017 and the NISOD Excellence Award in 2018.