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Jason Burkett

Jason Burkett

Research support specialist

Bowe House, Room 309 Phone: (804) 827-2643 Email: jburkett@vcu.edu

Expertise

  • Project management
  • Program evaluation
  • Survey research

Education:

B.A. Catawba College

M.P.P. Loyola University Chicago

Accomplishments:

Burkett began his research career with the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola University Chicago studying how local community organizing groups responded to a perceived increase in decision making power by state and local authorities. He also managed the data collection and analysis for student-community engagement within Loyola's Center for Experiential Learning while completing his Master's in Public Policy. Burkett's research interests focus on poverty reduction initiatives and he conducted an in-depth evaluation on a public benefits eligibility screening pilot program for the Chicago tech startup, mRelief. Burkett enjoys theatre, hiking and teaching himself to code.