Meet our new Wilder School faculty: Luisa Nazareno Aguiar and Charity Scott
by David Slipher
Luisa Nazareno Aguiar
Luisa Nazareno Aguiar, Ph.D., joins as assistant professor after completing her doctoral studies at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Her interests are labor markets, social protection, and development, focusing on Latin America and the United States. She specializes in impacts associated with work deregulation and emerging technologies on workers, families, and places, and preparing to mitigate adverse changes in communities. Nazareno is instructing the Seminar in Urban Policy (PPAD 750), Public Policy Economics (PPAD 716), and Survey of Data Analysis Techniques in Public Policy (PPAD 722).
She selected the Wilder School for its “groundedness in real-world problems and proactive agenda on equity” and advocates for experiences extending beyond the classroom. In her free time, Nazareno loves to cook and eat good food, working in the kitchen with her husband. “I love to gather people around the table,” she shared. “The kitchen is definitely the busiest room in our house.”
This story originally appeared in the Wilder School in Action magazine.
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Charity Scott, Ph.D., is an assistant professor. She comes to the Wilder School after earning her doctorate at The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Her research interests are education policy and management, built from her experiences as a K-12 teacher in an urban setting as well as previous work with community organizations advocating to improve education outcomes. Scott is passionate about socially equitable and just community-inclusive research, and understanding the institutional environments in which schools operate. “(I am) interested in how these changes to the educational landscape have shaped experiences and outcomes, especially those of long-disadvantaged students, and their self-determination of families and communities,” she said.
Scott instructs Survey of Applied Research Methods in Public Policy (PPAD 721). She looks forward to working with Nakeina Douglas-Glenn and the Research Institute for Social Equity (RISE) and aiding doctoral students of color through teaching and mentorship as they seek solutions to shape their communities for the better. “It is important to engage in a discourse with my students to pull from their individual knowledge and experiences to help inform how we do, could, or should approach public administration phenomena.” In her free time, Scott paints and kayaks, and she looks forward to exploring the Richmond region.