L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


News and events

Wilder School students Brandon Hatcher and Cainan Townsend, participants in the 2016 Virginia Governor’s Fellows Program, gather on the steps of the Virginia Capitol on June 16.
News / June 27, 2016

Hatcher, Townsend Receive Prestigious Governor’s Fellowship

Wilder School students Brandon Hatcher and Cainan Townsend have been tapped for the Virginia Governor’s Fellows Program, a prestigious internship that pairs students with top state officials.

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Mo Alie-Cox signs his #12 on a shirt.
News / June 23, 2016

Hoops for Hope: Mo Alie-Cox and Torey Burston Bring Inspiration to Inmates and Their Sons

Wilder School students Mo Alie-Cox and Torey Burston shared their basketball skills and a message of hope with fathers and sons at the Richmond jail.

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Niraj Verma, Ph.D., Wilder School dean and Washington Mandela fellow Patience Coleman from Liberia.
News / June 21, 2016

Wilder School Cohosts Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

For the second consecutive year, the Wilder School is cohosting the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

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Headshot of Hayley, Cleary Ph.D.
Faculty News / June 16, 2016

Cleary Receives PerQ Award

Hayley Cleary, Ph.D., assistant professor of Criminal Justice, has received a grant from the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund.

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Susan Gooden, Shantaram Talegaonkar, Keith Parker
News / June 14, 2016

Gooden Among Gubernatorial Appointments

Susan Gooden, Ph.D., is among recent gubernatorial appointments with ties to the Wilder School.

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Headshot of Shajuana Isom-Payne.
Faculty News / June 2, 2016

Shajuana Isom-Payne Coauthors Book Chapter, Makes Presentation

Shajuana Isom-Payne, director of student success, has coauthored a chapter, “Constructivist approaches to counseling children,” with D.M. Gibson that appears in the book, “Counseling children and adolescents: Connecting theory, development and diversity.”

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Christina Mancini, Ph.D., associate professor, criminal justice graduate coordinator
Faculty News / June 1, 2016

Christina Mancini Coauthors Article, Quoted

Christina Mancini, Ph.D., associate professor of Criminal Justice, recently coauthored an article, “Mandatory Reporting (MR) in Higher Education/College Students’ Perceptions of Laws Designed to Reduce Campus Sexual Assault,” in Criminal Justice Review.

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Headshot of Trisha Rhodes, Ph.D.
Faculty News / May 19, 2016

Trisha Rhodes Gives Presentation

Trisha Rhodes, Ph.D, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, gave a presentation about "Policing in Schools: Culture at a Crossroads" at the Inaugural Education Law and Policy Symposium on May 17, which was cosponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the VCU School of Education. She discussed research on how police officers transition into school settings, and how findings from this work show promise for the success of SRO programs.

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Headshot of Blue Wooldridge, Ph.D.
Faculty News / May 17, 2016

Blue Wooldridge Participates in Two Events

Blue Wooldridge, D.P.A., professor of public administration, convened a meeting on May 13 of the Standing Panel of Social Equity, which he chairs, at the National Academy of Public Administration on the topic, "Promoting Society Equity Using Evidence-Based Practices."

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Headshot of Henry Brownstein, Ph.D.
Faculty News / May 15, 2016

Henry Brownstein Coauthors Chapter in Publication

An chapter co-authored by Henry Brownstein, Ph.D., associate dean for research and director of the Center for Public Policy, was included in a new publication that was recently released. "Drug Production in Rural Context," coauthored with Ralph A. Weisheit, appeared in The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology, edited by Joseph F. Donnermeyer.

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