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Administration Faculty Staff Doctoral students

Susan Gooden

Wilder School Dean and Professor

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

Expertise

  • Social equity
  • Program evaluation
  • Research methods

RaJade M. Berry-James

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor

Scherer Hall Room 505 Phone: (804) 827-0776 Email: berryjamesr@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

-Social Equity
-Research Methods and Analysis
-Program Evaluation and Assessment 
-Accreditation

Robyn McDougle

Robyn Diehl McDougle

Associate Dean of Research and Outreach, Acting Director of Performance Management Group, and Associate Professor

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

Expertise

  • Police community relations
  • Violent crime and program evaluation

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

Nakeina Douglas-Glenn

Director, Research Institute for Social Equity

Millhiser House, Room 104 Phone: (804) 827-7480 Email: nedouglas@vcu.edu View more
Franklin Wallace

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
Stevan Dozier

Stevan Dozier

Director of Development

Scherer Hall, Room 509 Phone: (919) 961-2528 Email: doziers2@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Donor-centric fundraising
  • Building strategic partnerships
  • Program implementation

David Slipher

Director of Communications and External Relations

Scherer Hall, Room 518 Phone: (804) 828-1614 Email: slipherd@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Communications Planning
  • Strategic Brand Identity 
  • Photography and Visual Design
Nick Garcia

Nicholas 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
Denia Lee-Hing,Ed.D., is the director of the Office of Graduate Studies.

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

WIlliam H. "Bill" Leighty

Senior Strategic Advisor

Scherer Hall, Room 409 Phone: (804) 393-9401 Email: whleighty@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Policy formulation and analysis 
  • Performance management 
  • Strategic planning

Timothy M. O'Dell

Interim Director of Finance and Administration

Scherer Hall, Room 102 Phone: (804) 828-6111 Email: tmodell@vcu.edu View more

Paula Otto

Senior Projects and Events Consultant

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

Expertise

  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Communications strategy
Susan White

Susan White

Director of Administration, Research and Outreach

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

Expertise

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

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
Jay Albanese

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

Jose Alcaine

Adjunct faculty

Email: jgalcaine@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Higher education policy
  • University administration and leadership
  • Research enterprise and administration
Randy Barrack

Randy Barrack

Instructor

Email: barrackr@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Nonprofit and public financial management
  • Advocacy
  • Nonprofit governance, law and leadership 
RaJade Berry-James

RaJade M. Berry-James

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor

Scherer Hall Room 505 Phone: (804) 827-0776 Email: berryjamesr@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

-Social Equity
-Program Evaluation
-Research Methods
-Assessment and Accreditation

Blythe Bowman

Blythe A. B. Balestrieri

Associate professor, assistant chair - Criminal Justice Program

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

Expertise

  • Art and antiquities theft
  • Inmate litigation and inmates' right of court access
  • Correctional law and jail management
Mark Bittner

Mark Bittner, AICP

Instructor

Email: bittnermj@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

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

Sarah Jane Brubaker

Professor, director of the certificate in gender violence intervention

Raleigh Building, Room 2007A Phone: (804) 827-2400 Email: sbrubaker@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Sexual and domestic violence
  • Race, gender and class in criminal and juvenile justice
  • Intersectionality

Eric Campbell

Senior Practitioner in Residence, M.P.A. program

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

Expertise

-Local Government Management
-Executive Leadership
-Strategic Planning

Curtis Brown

Visiting Senior Practitioner in Residence, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Research Institute for Social Equity

Kearney House, Room 201 Phone: (804) 828-0811 Email: browncc5@vcu.edu View more
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Xueming (Jimmy) Chen

Professor, 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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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
Amy Cook

Amy Cook

Associate professor, chair - Criminal Justice programs

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

Expertise

  • Substance use among criminal justice populations
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Service learning opportunities for students 
Nakeina Douglas-Glenn

Nakeina E. Douglas-Glenn

Associate Professor, Director - Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute (GEHLI) and Interim Director - Research Institute for Social Equity (RISE)

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

Expertise

-Leadership development 
-Public policy 
-Program evaluation
-Race and social equity
Jim Ellis, Ph.D.

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
September 2020

Lindsey Evans

Assistant Professor

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

Expertise

• Social equity
• Policy analysis and program evaluation
• Research methods
David John Farmer

David John Farmer

Professor emeritus

Email: dfarmer@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Governance, theory and practice

Susan Gooden

Dean and 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

Jill Gordon

Professor and Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

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
Stephen Gottfredson

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
Meghan Gough

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
Bryan Green

Bryan C. Green

Instructor

Email: bcgreen@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

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

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
Brie Haupt

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

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

Kathryn Howell

Associate 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

RVA Eviction Lab website: https://rampages.us/rvaevictionlab/

Richard Huff

Associate 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
  • Military policy issues and social/governing impacts
  • Organizational theory and behavior
Myung Hun Jin

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

- Quantitative methods and conditional process analysis
- Performance management
- Public policy analysis analysis
Chelsea Jeffries

Chelsea Jeffries, AICP

Instructor

Email: cjeffries3@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

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

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

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

Jean Kelly

Adjunct professor

Email: kellyjm@vcu.edu View more
Brad Lehmann

Brad Lehmann

Instructor

Raleigh Building, Room 2009A Phone: (804) 827-7312 Email: lehmannrb@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

-Law Enforcement Operations
-Ethical Decision Making Systems
-Education, Curriculum, Culture, and Care
-Ethics of Care
-Justice Systems and Community Relationships

Saltanat Liebert

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.

Hans Louis-Charles

Assistant professor

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

Expertise

  • Emergency Management
  • Collective Behavior in Disaster
  • Disaster Recovery
Patrick Lowery

Patrick Lowery

Assistant professor

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

Expertise

  • Race, social stratification, and public policy
  • Juvenile justice and the troubled teen industry 
  • Criminological theory and socio-legal studies
Michael MacKenzie

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
 
Christina Mancini

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
Robyn McDougle

Robyn Diehl McDougle

Associate Dean of Research and Outreach, Acting Director of Performance Management Group, and Associate Professor

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

Expertise

  • Police community relations
  • Violent crime and program evaluation
Tara McGee

Tara McGee, J.D.

Instructor

Email: mcgeeta@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Administrative law
  • Local government administration 
  • Public speaking 
Mary Moore, Ph.D.

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

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
Maureen Moslow-Benway

Maureen Moslow-Benway

Assistant professor, program chair - Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

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

Expertise

  • Terrorism and counterterrorism
  • U.S. intelligence community
  • Human trafficking
William Pelfrey Jr.

William Pelfrey Jr.

Professor

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

Expertise

  • Policing
  • Terrorism prevention
  • Spatial analysis of crime
Damian Pitt

Damian Pitt

Associate professor

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
Sarah Raskin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the VCU Wilder School.

Sarah Raskin

Assistant professor

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

Expertise

- Oral health disparities
- Dental safety net
- Health care workforce
- Community engaged research
- Community organizing
- Rural health
Jennifer Reid, Ph.D.

Jennifer Reid

Director of Evaluation, Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory

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

Expertise

  • Program evaluation 
  • Survey research methods 
  • Project management
A photo of Dr. Grant E. Rissler

Grant Rissler

Affiliate faculty

Email: risslerge@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Immigration policy
  • Education policy
  • Social Equity

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
James Smither

James Smither

Assistant professor

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

Expertise

  • Urban design theory
  • Urban design practice
  • Urban design skills
Anthony Starke

Anthony Starke

Assistant Professor

Scherer Hall, Room 315 Phone: (804) 827-7313 Email: starkeam@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

-Race and Public Policy 
-Public Administration Theory 
-Social Equity 

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

Shruti Syal

Assistant Professor

Email: syals@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Social-Ecological Systems (SES)
  • Urban informality, Urban ecology, Water and Waste Management
  • Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS)
  • Mixed Methods Research
Benjamin Teresa

Benjamin Teresa

Associate professor and co-director of the RVA Eviction Lab, assistant chair - Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program

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

Niraj Verma

Professor

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

Expertise

  • Urban planning
  • Institutional analysis
  • Public management
David Webber

David Webber

Associate professor, homeland security and emergency preparedness assistant chair

Scherer Hall, Room 219 Phone: (804) 828-8711 Email: dwebber@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Psychology of violent extremism
  • Radicalization and deradicalization
  • Motivation
Christopher Whyte

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
Nelson Wickman

Nelson Wikstrom

Professor emeritus

Email: nwikstro@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Vertical and horizontal intergovernmental relations
  • Government and politics of metropolitan areas

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

Blue Wooldridge

Distinguished Career Professor and Professor Emeritus

Email: bwooldri@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

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

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
  • Crime scene identification, processing and analysis
  • Cultural diversity and inclusion in policing
  • History and current practices of policing
Wenli Yan

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
Benjamin Young

Benjamin Young

Assistant Professor

Scherer Hall Room 211 Email: youngb9@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • North Korean history and politics
  • U.S-East Asia relations
  • Global History of Socialism and Communism

 

Gina Barber

Consulting associate

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

Expertise

- Project management
- Research
- Social equity

Tina Braden

Human resources and building manager

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

Expertise

  • Human resources
  • Payroll
  • Facilities management

Bradford Bryant

Grant Manager

Kearney House, Room 103 Phone: (804) 828-8811 Email: btbryant@vcu.edu View more

Anne Buford

Project Manager, Survey and Evaluation Laboratory

Bowe House, Room. 207 Email: buforda2@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

-Community-oriented Research
-Applied Research Techniques
-Literature Review
-Survey Development and Deployment
-Report Writing
-Project Management

Cameron Carter

Consultant and Facilitator, Performance Management Group

Meredith House Email: ccarter4@vcu.edu View more

Jacklyn Cheely

Project Manager, Research Institute for Social Equity

Kearney House, Room 207 Phone: (804) 827-1554 Email: cheelyj@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

-Project Management
-Social Equity
-Administrative Support
Justine Coleman

Justine Coleman

Program and Administrative Assistant

Millhiser House, 1st Floor Phone: (804) 827-1169 Email: jccolema@vcu.edu View more

Collin Cox

Administrative coordinator, Office of Research and Outreach

Kearney House, Room 203 Phone: (804) 827-0435 Email: coxcd@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

- Contract management
- Purchasing
- Fiscal Policy

Pam Cox

Senior Special Projects & Communications Manager

Scherer Hall Room 515 Phone: (804) 827-2168 Email: coxp3@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

- Strategic Communications
- Media Relations
- Brand Marketing

Rita Crawford

Human Resources Generalist

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

Catherine Crump

USSA Academic Advisor

Raleigh Building, Suite 1014 Email: crumpc4@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

- Academic coaching
- Student success
- Holistic student development
Tivoli Dabney

Tivoli Dabney

Executive Assistant, Research Institute for Social Equity

Scherer Hall, Room 411 Phone: (804) 828-00200 Email: dabneytt2@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

- Executive and administrative support
- Event planning & preparation
- Client relations

Daniel Davis

Research Support Specialist, Performance Management Group

Bowe House, Room 313 Phone: (804) 827-0047 Email: ddavis28@vcu.edu View more

Keandra Davis

Research Associate, Research Institute for Social Equity

Kearney House, Room 307 Phone: (804) 828-1722 Email:  davisk17@vcu.edu View more

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

Chelsie Dunn

Senior Research Associate, Research Institute for Social Equity

Millhiser House, Room 110 Phone: (804) 827-1892 Email: dunnce@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

-Intersectionality
-Health and Race Equity
-Research Methods and Analysis
-Program and Evaluation and Facilitation

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
Nick Garcia

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

David Hayter

Interim Executive Assistant to the Dean

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

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 
Katherine Huynh is an events strategist at the VCU Wilder School.

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 

Sarah Jackson

Consultant and Facilitator, Performance Management Group

Meredith House Rm. 302 Email: delaneys@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

-Organizational Assessment
-Policy Analysis and Evaluation
-Leadership Development

Adrienne K. Jones

Assistant Director of Student Services

Raleigh Building, Room 1001 Phone: (804) 827-2791 Email: jonesak8@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

  • Student success programming
  • Student development and engagement
  • Success coaching
Leona Jones

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
Nicolette Zbell

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

Ross Losapio

Recruitment coordinator

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

Expertise

  • Student recruitment
  • Event coordination
  • Communications

Cydney Lowenstein

Research Support Specialist, Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory

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

Tammy Martin

Senior Program Assistant

Raleigh Building, Room 1009 Phone: (804) 827-0174 Email: martintr3@vcu.edu View more

Angela McGrath

Business Manager, Research Institute for Social Equity

Millhiser House, Room 209 Phone: (804) 827-1170 Email: almcgrath@vcu.edu View more
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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

Tiffany Murray-Robertson

Associate Director of Communications & External Relations

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

Expertise

  • Content creation
  • Strategic communications
  • Project management
Larisa Noren is a finance technician at the VCU Wilder School.

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
Yali Pang

Yali Pang

Senior Research Associate, Research Institute for Social Equity (RISE)

Email: pangy@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

- Nonprofit management
- Social equity
- Program evaluations
Carolyn Patterson

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

Luke Parker

Research Administrator

Scherer Hall, Room 405 Phone: (804) 828-0683 Email: wlparker@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

 
  • Sponsored programs and research administration 
  • Public policy analysis 
  • Proposal writing and budget development 
Frank Pitchford

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

Catherine Poarch

SERL Production Supervisor

Bowe House Email: poarchch@vcu.edu View more
Candace Price-Stafford

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

Kai Rogers

Office Assistant, Undergraduate Student Services and Advising Office

Raleigh Building, Foyer Phone: (804) 828-5596 Email: rogersk5@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

-Student Outreach
-Program Planning and Assistance 
-University Policies and Procedures 
Danielle Shutt

Danielle Shutt

Program Manager, Center for Public Policy

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

Expertise

  • Financial management & accounting
  • Grant finance management
  • Fiscal policy

Alexandra Stewart-Jonte

Project Administrator, Survey and Research Laboratory

Bowe House, Room 313 Email: stewartal2@vcu.edu View more

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

Deborah Taminger

Event Coordinator and Support Specialist, Performance Management Group

Meredith House Rm. 112 Phone: (804) 828-7826 Email: dktaminger@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

-Event Planning and Program Management
-Office Management
-Organization and Communication

Sianna Westley

Creative and Message Strategist, Research Institute for Social Equity

Milhiser House, Room 205 Email: westleysa@vcu.edu View more

Wheeler Wood

Consultant, Performance Management Group

Meredith House, Room 209 Email: wooddw@vcu.edu View more

Expertise

-Research and Analysis
-Strategic Planning
-Operational Efficiency
-Project Portfolio Management
Rachel Zeeve

Rachel B. Zeeve

Development and Alumni Relations Coordinator

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

Expertise

- Development communications
- Donor relations and stewardship
- Strategic Outreach

Manika Avasthi

Expertise

-Business Organization
-Communication
-Community Engagement

Emily Avesian

Expertise

- Cultural Sectors
- Workforce Development / Human Resource Development
- Economic Development

Devin Bowers

Leslie Carter

Leslie "Les" Carter

Expertise

- Utility Regulation
- Data and Statistics
- Strategic Planning

Sidi Cheng

Amy Clifton-Mills

Keandra Davis

Nick Devlin

Nick Devlin

Expertise

-Mental Health Intersectionality 
-Drug Policy and Reform
-Technological Inequality

 

Joseph Faulk

Joseph Faulk

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

Expertise

  • Anti-terrorism Policy Development
  • Compliance and Enforcement

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

Laura Herrmann

Amidu Kalokoh

Expertise

- Economic Development
- Illicit Economies
- Natural Resource Governance
- Politics
- Security

Arnold "Chip" Kramer

James Lambert

Kapria Lee

Kapria Lee

Ricardo Lopez

Hollie MacDonald

James "Jay" McConville

Carolyn McCrea

Expertise

- Higher Education Policy

- Financial Literacy

- Economic Equity

 

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

Corey Miles

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

Expertise

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

Heather Millar

Michael O'Grady

Expertise

- Development Economics
- Health Economics
- Quantitative Modeling
- GIS Analysis
- Program Evaluation

Molly Oudekerk

Molly Oudekerk

Rajendra Pandit

Kaylee Pickinpaugh

Wies Rafi

Michael Rutz

Michael Rutz

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

Shelly Smith

Meagan Sok

Meagan Sok

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

Expertise

  • Health Literacy
  • Health Disparities
  • Fetal-Maternal Health Issues

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

 

Jeff Thomas

Lilian Chineme-Ugwu

Lilian Chineme-Ugwu

Christine Wengloski

Isaac Yeboah

Isaac Yeboah

Ashley Zehrt

Dominic Zicari