Doctoral students

Lindsey Evans

Lindsey Evans

B.A., Criminal Justice & Political Science, Georgia College & State University M.P.A., L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University

Bowe House, Room 207 Phone: (804) 828-1268


  • Social equity
  • Program evaluation
  • Policy analysis

Lindsey Evans is a doctoral candidate in public policy and administration at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she focuses on social equity, program evaluation and policy analysis. Within the Wilder School, Evans is also a senior research associate as part of a two-year grant funded by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. The grant examines the role of African American-led nonprofit organizations in improving life outcomes for at-risk youth in three large metropolitan areas—New York, NY, Somerset N.J., and Chicago, IL. . Previously, Evans served as a program coordinator at The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute where she was responsible for curriculum development and operational management of the VCU Leadership Development program.

Evans is currently engaged in several research initiatives designed to promote equity and access to higher education through social equity analysis. Her doctoral research investigates the distributional equity of the HOPE Program, Georgia’s non-need, merit-based scholarship program for post-secondary education and examines whether the program has helped to reduce educational inequities within the state.