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All About Dr. Garcia
Dr. Arlene Garcia was born and raised in Connecticut. She attended the school system in Danbury, CT where she learned at a young age the importance of education. She obtained her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the Graduate Center, CUNY and School Building Leadership (SBL) Certificate from the College of Saint Rose. She currently teaches U.S. History, Civil and Criminal Law courses at White Plains High School. Garcia also instructs undergraduate courses at Mercy College and at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has tutored students privately as well and instructed college prep, PSAT, SAT, ACT courses for the ConnCap / Upward Bound Program at Western Connecticut State University and Manhattanville College.
As a speaker, Garcia has worked with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Senator Ted Kennedy and Miss America, as well as, local and community functions in Connecticut and New York. She is presently a member of the following organizations: Eastern Sociological Society, American Society of Criminology, and Kappa Delta Pi. Dr. Garcia is a reviewer for the Youth and Society Journal and the Educational Review Journal. Her research interests include legal and social issues relating to crime and delinquency, education and gender, and drug policy.
In addition, Dr. Garcia authored, The Gatekeeping Behind Meritocracy: Voices of NYC High School Students, which investigates why black males are underrepresented in higher education and the workforce while overrepresented in the penal system. She also authored a semi-autobiographical text titled, A Coed With a Will, Keeps It Real, Bonus Ten Ways to Improve Your SAT Score, which chronicles a young girl’s trials and tribulations into adulthood with bonus features on how to improve one’s SAT score at the end. Her most recent is an inspirational children's book titled, Oh What Will You Do?