Erica Middleton is the Assistant Program Coordinator at Howard University.  She is also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She graduated from the Howard University School of Divinity. She is a passionate community servant leader that has dedicated herself to service through organizing, policy change, and advocacy for marginalized and oppressed groups. As a 2019 Summer Research Associate at The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice and Ethics, Erica focused on researching Public Leadership & Professional Ethics, developing a Social Equity & Public Ethics Course, and identifying funding for an Ethics Fellowship.

Erica obtained her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology-Anthropology from Towson University. At Towson University, Erica was a dedicated peer mentor through the Center for Student Diversity's S.A.G.E. (Students Achieve Goals through Education) program. This opportunity allowed her to assist students from underrepresented groups during their first year of college and create programs regarding cultural competency, financial literacy, and career development. Erica also served as President for the community service organization, Sisterhood. Under her leadership, Sisterhood received an Ebony Excellence award for Outstanding Student Group that recognized their contributions in community service, program planning, and fostering an inclusive environment.

Erica says:

The Center helped me find my passion for ethics. During my time as research assistant I was able to research ethical concerns such as gun violence, maternal mortality, and gentrification and provide recommendations of how to address these issues. It was during this period I was able to better familiarize myself with the field of ethics, the current research trends, and scholars who had interests in tackling such social concerns. I am truly thankful for that opportunity. It helped spur me to to change programs my next semester in graduate school. In 2021 I proudly graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Howard University School of Divinity with a Master of Arts in Religious Studies with a concentration of Ethics and Social Justice. I credit the Center for giving me the space for discovery and critical reflection.




  • BS
    Psychology and Sociology- Anthropology from Towson University
  • MS
    Howard School of Divinity
Photograph of Erica Middleton