L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Brittany Keegan

Research coordinator and Land Use Education Program director, Center for Public Policy

Kearney House, Room 102 Phone: 804-827-3404 Email: keeganbs@mymail.vcu.edu


  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Gender-based violence prevention/intervention
  • Qualitative research methods

Brittany received her Ph.D. from VCU's Wilder School in December 2018, with her dissertation examining the roles of nonprofit organizations in promoting the socioeconomic integration of refugees. She now works at the Wilder School's Center for Public Policy, where she oversees outreach and training activities and directs the Land Use Education Program. In addition to her academic work, Brittany has a wide range of nonprofit experience and has served as a volunteer, employee, and board member for multiple organizations in Central Virginia - most recently serving as a board member for 5th Wall Theatre. She was named as one of Richmond's Top 40 Under 40 by Style Weekly in 2018, and has served as the chair of the statewide refugee mental health summit for the past two years. In all of her work, Brittany aims to identify ways that nonprofits can effectively serve those impacted by violence or conflict.