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Susan Gooden

Dean, professor

Scherer Hall, Room 501 Phone: (804) 827-0776 Email: stgooden@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Social equity
  • Program evaluation
  • Research methods
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Jill Gordon

Associate dean of faculty and academic affairs, professor

Scherer Hall, Room 505 Phone: (804) 827-0901 Email: jagordon@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Corrections
  • Correction officer culture and climate
  • Safety in prison – correctional staff perspective; evaluation research
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Jean Thomas-Banks

Executive assistant to the dean

Scherer Hall, Room 501 Phone: (804) 827-0776 Email: jcthoma1@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Executive administration, communication and analytical support
  • Office and project administration
  • Scheduling and correspondence
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Robyn Diehl McDougle

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Public Policy

Kearney House, Room 202 Phone: (804) 828-2759 Email: rdmcdougle@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Police community relations
  • Violent crime and program evaluation
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Shajuana Isom-Payne

Assistant dean of student success

Raleigh Building, Room 1001 Phone: (804) 827-2791 Email: sipayne@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Cultural competency and multicultural counseling
  • Professional identity development
  • Self-efficacy and women in leadership
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Franklin Wallace

Director of human resources and operations

Scherer Hall, Room 111 Phone: (804) 828-7476 Email: frwallace@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Political science and public policy
  • Public management and finance
  • Community engagement and nonprofit management
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James Wasilewski

Director of development

Scherer Hall, Room 509 Phone: (804) 828-6205 Email: wasilewskijr@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Strategic fundraising 
  • Volunteer engagement and management
  • Data analytics and reporting

 

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Tiffany Murray-Robertson

Interim director of communications and external relations

Scherer Hall, Room 517 Phone: (804) 827-1253 Email: tfmurray@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Content creation
  • Strategic communications
  • Project management
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Nicholas “Nick” Garcia

Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising

Raleigh Building, Room 1009A Phone: (804) 827-0789 Email: garcianr2@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Academic and leadership development
  • Diversity, inclusivity, and equity in community enrichment
  • Higher education and university policy
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Denia Lee-Hing

Director of Graduate Student Services and Advising

Raleigh Building, Room 1014C Phone: (804) 827-1430. Email: dleehing@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Developmental advising for adult learners
  • Student retention
  • Program evaluation
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WIlliam H. "Bill" Leighty

Senior strategic advisor

Scherer Hall, Room 409 Phone: (804) 828-3098 Email: whleighty@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Policy formulation and analysis 
  • Performance management 
  • Strategic planning
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Paula Otto

Senior director of special projects

Scherer Hall, room 414 Phone: (804) 828-1146 Email: piotto@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Communications strategy
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Susan White

Director of Administration, Center for Public Policy

Kearney House, Room 204 Phone: (804) 827-1858 Email: whitesg@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Organizational culture and change management
  • Project management
  • Research methods
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Peggy Phelps

Director of Finance and Administration

Scherer Hall Rm. 117 Phone: (804) 827-3919 Email: phelpsp@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Financial management
  • Accounting and oversight
  • Grant management and fiscal policy
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Jill Scharling

Senior Academic Advisor

Raleigh Building, Room 1007A Phone: (804) 827-3921 Email: scharlingj@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Student-focused advisement, staff training and problem solving
  • Diverse popluation experience
  • Higher education and university policy
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John Accordino

Professor

Raleigh Building, Room 3001 Phone: (804) 827-0525 Email: jaccordi@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Commercial and neighborhood revitalization methods
  • Impacts of community revitalization policies
  • Comparative (U.S. and European) urban revitalization policies
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Sarin Adhikari

Research economist

Kearney House, Room 308 Phone: (804) 828-1989 Email: sadhikari@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Regional economic development
  • Metropolitan governance
  • Formal modeling and GIS
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Jay Albanese

Professor

Raleigh Building, Room 2016A Phone: (804) 827-0844 Email: jsalbane@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Organized crime and corruption
  • Professional ethics
  • Transnational crime
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Jose Alcaine

Adjunct faculty

Email: jgalcaine@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Higher education policy
  • University administration and leadership
  • Research enterprise and administration
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Kristine Artello

Associate professor

Raleigh Building, Room 2015 Phone: (804) 828-4198 Email: kartello@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Youth, crime and mental health
  • Law, crime and governmental legitimacy
  • Crime, public narrative and policy
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Randy Barrack

Instructor

Email: barrackr@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Nonprofit and public financial management
  • Advocacy
  • Nonprofit governance, law and leadership 
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Mark Bittner, AICP

Instructor

Email: bittnermj@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Land use and infrastructure planning
  • Transportation planning
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Blythe Bowman Balestrieri

Associate professor, criminal justice undergraduate coordinator

Raleigh Building, Room 2013 Phone: (804) 828-5708 Email: bbalestrieri@vcu.edu. View more

Expertise

  • Art and antiquities theft
  • Inmate litigation
  • Correctional law
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Sarah Jane Brubaker

Professor, director of the certificate in gender violence intervention

Raleigh Building, Room 2010B Phone: (804) 827-2400 Email: sbrubaker@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Sexual and domestic violence
  • Reproductive and sexual health
  • Intersectionality
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James Burke

Assistant professor

1014 West Franklin Street, Room 201 Phone: (804) 828-1191 Email: jmburke@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Industrial psychology
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Xueming (Jimmy) Chen

Associate professor and assistant program, chair - Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program

Raleigh Building, Room 3009A Phone: (804) 828-1254 Email: xchen2@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Transportation planning
  • Transportation modeling
  • Geographic information system
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Mark Christie

Instructor

Email: mcchristie@vcu.edu View more
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Hayley Cleary

Associate professor

Raleigh Building, Room 2009E Phone: (804) 827-0475 Email: hmcleary@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Police interrogation of juveniles
  • Adolescent development in legal contexts
  • Juvenile justice policy and practice
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Amy Cook

Associate professor, chair - Criminal Justice programs

Raleigh Building, Room 2009A Phone: (804) 828-7544 Email: cookak@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Juvenile justice and family court processes
  • Policing
  • Service learning opportunities for students 
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Nakeina E. Douglas-Glenn

Assistant professor, director - Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute

Milheiser House, First Floor Phone: (804) 827-1169 Email: nedouglas@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

-Leadership development 
-Public policy 
-Program evaluation
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Jim Ellis

Director, Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory

Bowe House, Room 202 Phone: (804) 828-2839 Email: jmellis@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Survey research methods
  • Public opinion about K-12 education
  • Employee and organizational surveys
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Lindsey Evans

Assistant Professor

Scherer Hall, Room 313 Phone: (804) 828-0994 Email: evansll@vcu.edu View more
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David John Farmer

Professor emeritus

Email: dfarmer@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Governance, theory and practice

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Nicholas "Nick" Garcia

Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising

Scherer Hall, Room 201A Phone: (804) 827-0789 Email: garcianr2@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Academic and leadership development
  • Diversity, inclusivity, and equity in community enrichment
  • Higher education and university policy
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Susan Gooden

Interim dean, professor

Scherer Hall, Room 319 and Room 501 Phone: (804) 828-7078 Email: stgooden@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Social equity
  • Program evaluation
  • Research methods
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Amanda Goodson

Assistant Professor

Raleigh Building, Room 2009A Email: goodsona@vcu.edu View more
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Jill Gordon

Associate dean of faculty and academic affairs, professor

Scherer Hall, Room 505 Phone: (804) 827-0901 Email: jagordon@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Corrections
  • Correction officer culture and climate
  • Safety in prison - correctional staff perspective; evaluation research
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Stephen Gottfredson

Provost emeritus and university professor

Valentine House, First Floor Phone: (804) 828-0105 Email: sdgottfr@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Behavioral prediction
  • Criminal justice decision-making
  • Higher education policy and practice
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Meghan Gough

Associate professor

Raleigh Building, Room 3016A Phone: (804) 827-0869 Email: mzgough@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Plan-making
  • Civic engagement and collective impact
  • Sustainable communities
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Bryan C. Green

Instructor

Email: bcgreen@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Historic preservation
  • Adaptive reuse
  • Architectural history
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Elsie Harper-Anderson

Associate professor, director of the Ph.D. program

Raleigh Building, Room 2010 B Phone: (804) 828-7390 Email: elharperande@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Economic development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, social and economic equity
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Brittany 'Brie' Haupt

Brittany 'Brie' Haupt is an assistant professor at the VCU Wilder School.

Scherer Hall, Room 213 Phone: (804) 828-1431 Email: hauptb@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Emeregency management
  • Cultural competence & crisis communication
  • Competency-based education
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Kathryn Howell

Assistant professor and co-director of the RVA Eviction Lab

Raleigh Building, Room 3009B Phone: (804) 828-7564 Email: klhowell@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Affordable housing
  • Community development
  • Gentrification
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Richard Huff

Assistant professor, assistant chair - Master of Public Administration program

Scherer Hall, Room 318 Phone: (804) 828-9813 Email: rrhuff@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Government reform and transparency
  • Human resource management reform and performance
  • Organizational theory and behavior
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Myung Hun Jin

Associate professor, chair - Master of Public Administration program

Scherer Hall, Room 301A Phone: (804) 828-8812 Email: mhjin@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Street-level bureaucracy and performance manangement
  • Administrative theory and leadership
  • Health services administration 
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Kim Hunter

Project director

Phone: (804) 828-0779 Email: khunter@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Data management and technical assistance 
  • Quality assurance
  • Database design and testing 
Chelsea Jeffries [View Image]

Chelsea Jeffries, AICP

Instructor

Email: cjeffries3@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Historic preservation planning 
  • Economic development 
  • Urban design 
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James Keck

Associate professor

Scherer Hall, Room 215 Phone: (804) 827-3510 Email: keckjw@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Emergency preparedness
  • Emergency operations planning
  • Continuity of operations planning
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Brittany Keegan

Director of Research and Outreach, Center for Public Policy

Kearney House, Room 102 Phone: 804-827-3404 Email: keeganbs@mymail.vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Gender-based violence prevention/intervention
  • Qualitative research methods
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Saltanat Liebert

Associate professor

Scherer Hall, Room 313 Phone: (804) 828-1874 Email: sliebert@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Immigration policy
  • Civil service reform
  • Comparative public administration
Hans-Louis Charles is an assistant professor of homeland security and emergency preparedness at the VCU Wilder School. [View Image]

Hans Louis-Charles

Assistant professor

Scherer Hall, Room 217 Phone: (804) 828-8889 Email: louischah@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Disaster Management
  • Individual & Collective Behavior in Disaster
  • Disaster Vulnerability & Environmental Justice
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Patrick Lowery

Assistant professor

Raleigh Building, Room 2009C Phone: (804) 828-8889 Email: pglowery@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Juvenile justice
  • Police use of force 
  • Police discrimination
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Michael MacKenzie

Research associate

Kearney House, Room 307 Phone: (804) 828-7787 Email: mackenziem2@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Housing policy and analysis
  • Neighborhood revitalization
  • Data analysis and visualization
 
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Christina Mancini

Associate professor, criminal justice graduate coordinator

Raleigh Building, Room 2016B Phone: (804) 828-4223 Email: cnmancini@vcu.edu View more Christina Mancini CV

Expertise

  • Criminal justice policy
  • Sexual victimization
  • Campus crime, sexual assault and law
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Tara McGee, J.D.

Instructor

Email: mcgeeta@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Administrative law
  • Local government administration 
  • Public speaking 
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Mary Moore

Senior Research Director, Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory

Bowe House, Room 302 Phone: (804) 827-4226 Email: mmoore@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Public policy
  • Survey research
  • Program evaluation
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Nancy A. Morris

Associate professor

Raleigh Building, Room 2009B Phone: (804) 827-0484 Email: nmorris@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Developmental criminology
  • Cross-national study of crime, violence and terrorism
  • Crime prevention and policing at places
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Maureen Moslow-Benway

Assistant professor, homeland security and emergency preparedness assistant chair

Scherer Hall, Room 217 Phone: (804) 475-6496 Email: mmoslowbenwa@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Terrorism and counterterrorism
  • U.S. intelligence community
  • Human trafficking
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Lesa Paylor

Consultant

Meredith House Phone: (804) 730-7420 Email: lmpaylor@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

 -Training design, delivery and facilitation
- Building employee engagement and teams 
- Emotional intelligence in the workplace
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William Pelfrey Jr.

Professor, program chair - homeland security and emergency preparedness

Scherer Hall, Room 205 Phone: (804) 828-8467 Email: wvpelfrey@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Policing
  • Terrorism prevention
  • Spatial analysis of crime
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Linda Pierce

Consultant

1014 West Franklin Street, Room 201 Phone: (804) 827-0482 Email: llpierce@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Organizational development
  • Operational efficiency
  • Organizational culture
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Matt Pinsker

Adjunct professor

Email: mcpinsker@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Constitutional law 
  • National security 
  • Criminal justice
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Damian Pitt

Associate professor, chair - Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program

Raleigh Building, Room 3016B Phone: (804) 828-7397 Email: dpitt@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Solar energy policy and planning
  • Climate action planning
  • Collaborative environmental planning
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Candace Price-Stafford

Senior project manager

Bowe House, Room 304 Phone: (804) 827-4247 Email: ceprice@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

Project management
Survey research
Program evaluation
Sarah Raskin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the VCU Wilder School. [View Image]

Sarah Raskin

Assistant professor

Raleigh Building, Room 3009D Phone: (804) 828-1651 Email: seraskin@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • The health care safety net
  • Race, class and the body
  • Ethnographic, qualitative and mixed methods
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Jennifer Reid

Senior research associate

Bowe House, Room 301 Phone: (804) 827-0459 Email: jguyre@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Program evaluation 
  • Survey research methods 
  • Project management
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Scott Reiner

Instructor

Email: sreiner@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Evidence-based practices in criminal justice
  • Juvenile justice
  • Systems of care for behavioral health

 

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Grant Rissler

Affiliate faculty

Email: risslerge@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Immigration policy
  • Education policy
  • Social Equity
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Avrum Shriar

Distinguished Career Professor

Phone: 804-355-8473 Email: ajshriar@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Rural Planning and Development
  • International Development
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James Smither

Assistant professor, assistant chair - Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program

Raleigh Building, Room 3015D Phone: (202) 701-8745 Email: jcsmither@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Urban design theory
  • Urban design practice
  • Urban design skills
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Nancy Stutts

Associate professor

Scherer Hall, Room 317 Phone: (804) 827-2164 Email: nbstutts@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Philanthropic foundation culture
  • Community-driven change
  • Nonprofit strategy
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I-Shian (Ivan) Suen

Associate professor

Raleigh Building, Room 3003 Phone: (804) 828-2721 Email: isuen@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Land use planning
  • Planning support systems
  • Applications of geospatial technologies for data analysis and visualization
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Benjamin Teresa

Assistant professor and co-director of the RVA Eviction Lab

Raleigh Building, Room 3015B Phone: (804) 828-8297 Email: bfteresa@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Real estate development and finance
  • Community development and organizing
  • Urban political economy
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Niraj Verma

Professor

Raleigh Building, Room 3017 Phone: (804) 828-6962 Email: nverma2@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Urban planning
  • Institutional analysis
  • Public management
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David Webber

Assistant professor

Scherer Hall, Room 211 Phone: (804) 828-8711 Email: dwebber@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Psychology of terrorism
  • Radicalization and deradicalization
  • Existential threat
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Christopher Whyte

Assistant professor

Scherer Hall, Room 218 Phone: (571) 338-0442 Email: cewhyte@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Interstate cyber conflict and non-state cyber operations
  • U.S. cybersecurity policymaking
  • Risk analysis and forecasting methods
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Nelson Wikstrom

Professor emeritus

Email: nwikstro@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Vertical and horizontal intergovernmental relations
  • Government and politics of metropolitan areas
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L. Douglas Wilder

Distinguished professor

Scherer Hall, Room 413 Phone: (804) 828-8520 Email: ldwilder@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Virginia law
  • Government and public affairs
  • Social justice
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Blue Wooldridge

Professor emeritus

Email: bwooldri@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • State and local government finance
  • Public and nonprofit financial management
  • Social equity and workforce diversity
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Chernoh Wurie

Assistant professor

Raleigh Building, Room 2009F Phone: (804) 827-0493 Email: cmwurie@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

 

  • Police recruitment and requirements
  • Perceptions of police officers
  • Immigration and policing
  • Crime scene identification, processing and analysis
  • Cultural diversity and inclusion in policing
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Wenli Yan

Associate professor

Scherer Hall, Room 309 Phone: (804) 827-0541 Email: wyan@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • State and local government finance
  • Public and nonprofit financial management
  • Regional economic development
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Shruti Syal

Assistant Professor

Email: syals@vcu.edu View more
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Gina Barber

Consulting associate

Meredith House, Room 201 Phone: (804) 827-2081 Email: gbarber@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

- Project management
- Research
- Social equity
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Angelica Bega

Assistant to distinguished faculty, L. Douglas Wilder

Scherer Hall, Room 411 Phone: (804) 828.8520 Email: aebega@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Strategic communication
  • Media content & distribution
  • Editing & proofreading
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Tina Braden

Human resources and building manager

Scherer Hall, Room 107 Phone: (804) 828-1016 View more

Expertise

  • Human resources
  • Payroll
  • Facilities management
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Jason Burkett

Research support specialist

Bowe House, Room 309 Phone: (804) 827-2643 Email: jburkett@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Project management
  • Program evaluation
  • Survey research
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Justine Coleman

Graduate programs assistant

Raleigh Building, Room 1014E Phone: (804) 828-1755 Email: jccolema@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Graduate course scheduling
  • Graduation applications
  • Course overrides
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Yvonne Cotman

Human resource assistant/timekeeper

Scherer Hall, Room 101 Phone: (804) 827-1212 Email: ymcotman@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • HR operations
  • Timekeeping
  • Human resources
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Sherida E. Davis-Bryan

Business trainer & consultant

Meredith House, Rom 205 Phone: (804) 827-1720 Email: sdavisbryan@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Facilitation
  • Organizational Development
  • Training
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Mandy Fowler

Business development liaison

Meredith House, Room 103 Phone: (804) 828-8845 Email: afowler3@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Creative and marketing communications
  • Project management
  • Event planning
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Ashley Harrison

Assistant director

Raleigh Building, Room 1004 Phone: (804) 827-2791 Email: harrisona2@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Student success programming
  • Internship and career counseling
  • Experiential learning
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Katherine Huynh

Events and messaging strategist

Scherer Hall, Room 513 Phone: (804) 827-0867 Email: huynhkp@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Events management & communication
  • Vendor negotiations & promotional items 
  • Event marketing & sponsorship 
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Adrienne K. Jones

Program assistant

Raleigh Building, Room 1009 Phone: (804) 827-0174 Email: jonesak8@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Graduate student admissions
  • Doctoral program support
  • Prospective student contact
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Leona Jones

Administrative assistant/travel coordinator

Kearney House, Room 104 Phone: (804) 828-6235 Email: lgjones@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Travel coordination
  • Purchasing
  • Accounting
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Ross Losapio

Recruitment coordinator

Raleigh Building, Room 1004 Phone: (804) 827-0364 Email: losapior@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Student recruitment
  • Event coordination
  • Communications
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Erin McGhee

Senior Academic Adviser

Raleigh Building, 1014A Phone: (804) 827-3206 Email: carree@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Holistic student-focused advising
  • University policies and procedures
  • Course planning
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Larisa Noren

Finance technician

Scherer Hall, Room 115 Phone: (804) 828-1135 Email: norenlj@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

 -Grant finance administration
 -Accounting  
 -Research proposal submission
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Carolyn Patterson

Procurement officer

Scherer Hall, Room 118 Phone: (804) 827-4455 Email: chpatter@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Purchasing for services, equipment, stationery and other goods
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Laura Foy

Development coordinator

Scherer Hall, Room 511 Phone: (804) 828-6706 Email: foylp@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Donor relations and stewardship
  • Event coordination
  • Data integrity
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Frank Pitchford

IT analyst

Raleigh Building, Room B 0013 Phone: (804) 828-8086 Email: pitchfordfa@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Technology support services
  • Customer service
  • Technology deployment
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Danielle Shutt

Finance officer

Phone: (804) 828-7482 Email: shuttdm@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Financial management & accounting
  • Grant finance management
  • Fiscal policy
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Matthew R. Smith

Academic Advisor

Raleigh Building, room 1014A Phone: (804) 828.1591 Email: msmith43@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

Student-focused advising 
Helping students overcome obstacles to increase their GPA
College success and academic coaching
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Pamela Spratley

Office manager

Scherer Hall, Room 103 Phone: (804) 828-1752 Email: prspratley@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Reception and paraprofessional staff supervision 
  • General office operations 
  • Travel education and coordination 
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Briana Williams

Communications strategist

Scherer Hall, Room 515 Phone: (804) 827-2168 Email: williamsbl5@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Content creation 
  • Social media and digital strategy
  • Development communications 
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Nicolette LeBlanc Zbell

Academic Advisor

Raleigh Building, Room 1014B Phone: (804) 828-6515 Email: nlzbell@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

Holistic student-focused advising
Degree planning and navigating university policies
Major and career exploration
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Layla Alanazi

B.A., English Language; University of Dammam M.S., Industrial Relations and Human Resources; West Virginia University M.S., Global Human Resources Management; University of Liverpool

Expertise

  • Human Resources Management
  • Performance Management
  • Public Management
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Dhara Minesh Amin

B.S., Human Development; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) M.S., Criminal Justice; Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

  • Sexual Misconduct Policies
  • Corrections
  • Juvenile Justice
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HyeonUk Bak

B.A., Public Administration and public policy M.P.A., Sungkhunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea

Expertise

  • Human resource development
  • Local government
  • Social equity
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Timothy Bland

B.A., Political Science; B.S., Psychology; Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Public Management; M.P.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

  • Think Tanks
  • Anchor institutions
  • Political-Economics
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Andrew Duggan

B.S., Biology; Hampden-Sydney College M.S., Environmental Science; Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

  • Public Budgeting & Modeling
  • Environmental Governance
  • Public Benefit Programs
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Suparna Dutta

M.S.,Sustainability Management; Colombia University M.B.A.; Birla Institute of Management Technology, India

Expertise

  • Nonprofit management
  • Public policy and administration
  • Social equity
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Joseph Faulk

B.A., Political Science; Brigham Young University M.P.A.; Texas State University

Expertise

  • Anti-terrorism policy development
  • Compliance and enforcement
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Kevin Franklin

B.A., English Literature; M.S.W.; Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

  • Education policy 
  • Education equity and access across income 
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Kathryn J. Genthon

B.A., Psychology; the College of William and Mary M.S., Criminal Justice; Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

  • State Courts
  • Problem-Solving Courts
  • Rural Access to Justice
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Laura Herrmann

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Kathleen (Katybeth) Lee

B.A., Religious Studies; the College of William & Mary M.S., Higher Education and Student Affairs; The Ohio State University

Expertise

  • Higher education policy
  • Career development
  • Workforce development
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Victoria Mansfield

B.A., International Cultural Studies; B.S., Communication, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.P.P.A., Mississippi State University

Expertise

  • Public health
  • Health disparity and discrimination
  • Health services/access policy
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Carolyn McCrea

Expertise

- Higher education policy

- Financial literacy

- Economic equity

 

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James "Jay" McConville

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Christine McDaniel

Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature, University of Virginia Master of Product Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

  • Information Technology
  • Product Management
  • Product Innovation
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Corey Miles

B.A., Political Science; Hampden-Sydney College M.P.A.; Old Dominion University

Expertise

  • U.S. Soft Power
  • International Development
  • Organizational Structure
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Heather Millar

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Rajendra Pandit

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Ben Plache

B.A., History; Virginia Commonwealth University M.A., History; Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

  • Higher education policy
  • Student retention and graduation
  • Academic advising
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Mona Siddiqui

B.A., Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Virginia ​College of Arts and Sciences; Juris Doctor, University of Maryland School of Law

Expertise

  • Social Equity​
  • Migration
  • Constitutional Law
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Jessica Smith

B.A., Political Science; North Carolina State University M.S., Criminal Justice; Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

  • School safety
  • Violent crime reduction strategies
  • Juvenile violent crime
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Meagan Sok

B.S., Biology; Arizona State University M.P.H.; George Washington University

Expertise

  • Health literacy
  • Health disparities
  • Fetal-maternal health issues
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Mary Strawderman

B.S., Anthropology; Virginia Commonwealth University, M.Envs. Environmental Studies; Virginia Commonwealth University, GIS; Virginia Commonwealth University, CRA; Research Administrators Certificate Council (RACC)

Expertise

  • Contaminants of emerging concern
  • Environmental Justice
  • Risk communication

 

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Joe Walton

B.S., Physics; M.P.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

  • Currency systems
  • Third-party trust models
  • Decision-making theories
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Nathan Teklemariam

B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Marymount Manhattan College; M.A. Urban and Regional Planning, Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

  • International Urban Policy
  • Urban Planning in the Developing World
  • International Development Planning
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Xi Zhang

B.S., City Planning; M.S., Industrial Design, South China University of Technology; M.D.S.E., Iowa State University

Expertise

  • Public transportation
  • Transportation health
  • Environmental justice
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Dominic Zicari

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