L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


Doctoral students

James Lambert

Master's degree in Real Estate and Master's degree in Finance, Virginia Commonwealth University

James Lambert is a native of Richmond who can trace his family tree back five generations to the Central Virginia area. James is a former Sergeant in the U.S. Army and has a passion for uplifting his community economically. He is also serial entrepreneur who loves both for learning and teaching about entrepreneurship and economics.

He has earned a Bachelors in Economics from Old Dominion University, a Master’s Degree in Real Estate from Virginia Commonwealth University and Master’s Degree in Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University as well. One of James’ organizations, Felons First Housing, is dedicated to assisting returned citizens attain more economic mobility. Another organization, Dollars N Sense, is dedicated to teaching underprivileged and underrepresented youth in the Central Virginia area financial literacy and has had over 1,000 students.

His research interests include reentry and rehabilitation programming, recidivism, affordable housing and economic development.