L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Brittany Keegan

Director of Research and Outreach, Center for Public Policy and Assistant Professor

Kearney House Rm. 204 Phone: (804) 827-3404 Email: keeganbs@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 serves as the Director of Research and Outreach at the Wilder School's Center for Public Policy, where she oversees outreach and training activities. 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 the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association (APAVA) and 5th Wall Theatre. She was named as one of Richmond's Top 40 Under 40 by Style Weekly in 2018, and served as the chair of the 2018 statewide refugee mental health summit. In all of her work, Brittany aims to identify ways that nonprofits can effectively serve those impacted by violence or conflict.