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John Accordino
Phone: (804) 827-0525
E-mail: jjaccord@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Associate professor

Interests include: commercial and neighborhood revitalization methods, impacts of community revitalization policies and comparative (U.S. and European) urban revitalization policies


Jay S. Albanese
Phone: (804) 828-2721
E-mail: jsalbane@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Rutgers University


Interests include: transnational crime, organized crime, human trafficking and corruption; ethics – ethics and criminal justice, white-collar crime, gambling and crime; the future of crime, emerging crimes (intellectual property theft, smuggling of natural resources, etc.) and new ethical dilemmas (and new manifestations of old problems)


Carl Ameringer
Phone: (804) 827-4566
E-mail: cfameringer@vcu.edu

J.D. University of Virginia; Ph.D., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

Professor, Health Policy and Politics

Interests include: the politics of health care access and delivery with an emphasis on professional regimes and market theory


Jason Ross Arnold
E-mail: jrarnold@vcu.edu
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Minnesota

Assistant professor

Interests include: comparative study of democracy, elections, and public opinion; political economy; Latin American and European politics; and electoral authoritarian regimes

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William C. Bosher, Jr.
Phone: (804) 828-3382
E-mail: wcbosher@vcu.edu

Ed.D., University of Virginia

Distinguished professor of education and public policy

Interests include: federal, state and local policy development, school finance, educational accountability and leadership for reform

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Xueming (Jimmy) Chen
Phone: (804) 828-1254
E-mail: xchen2@vcu.edu

Ph.D. Urban and Regional Planning, University of Southern California, M.S. Urban and Regional Planning, Nanjing University, China and B.S. Urban and Regional Planning, Nanjing University, China

Associate professor

Interests include: transportation policy and planning, urban land uses, travel demand forecasting models, traffic impact studies, general plan amendments, zoning changes and GIS applications


Mark Christie
Phone: (804) 828-6037
E-mail: mchristie@scc.state.va.us

J.D., Georgetown University

Visiting professor

Interests include: constitutional law and policy, comparative government and politics

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Robyn Diehl
Phone: (804) 828-2759
E-mail: rdlacks@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant professor

Interests include: program evaluation, project impact and the impact of violent crime on youth and community development

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David Farmer
Phone: (804) 828-8131
E-mail: dfarmer@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Economics, University of London; Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Virginia


Interests include: political philosophy and administrative theory

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Susan Gooden
Phone: (804) 828-8033
E-mail: stgooden@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Professor and director of Graduate Programs
Executive Director, Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute

Interests include: social policy and social equity


Jill Gordon
Phone: (804) 828-0901
E-mail: jagordon@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

Associate professor

Interests include: evaluative studies of correctional policy encompassing both adult and juvenile systems; correctional employees’ attitudes towards work, clients and overall organizational issues; domestic violence issues related to the criminal justice response


Stephen Gottfredson
Office: Valentine House, First Floor
Phone: (804) 828-0105
E-mail: sdgottfr@vcu.edu

B.A., Psychology, University of Oregon
M.A., Psychology, The Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., Psychology, The Johns Hopkins University

Provost emeritus and university professor

Interests include: Behavioral prediction, criminal justice decision making, program evaluation, environmental criminology, comparative research methods, higher education policy and practice

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Richard Huff
Phone: (804) 827-1430
E-mail: rrhuff@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Public Policy and Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant professor

Interests include: performance measurement, organization behavior, comparative public administration and public administration history


Janet R. Hutchinson 
Phone: (804) 828-8041
E-mail: jhutch@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Public Policy, University of Pittsburgh


Interests include: issues in child and family policy, feminist theory particularly in relation to organizational behavior and development in the field of public administration and the sociology of knowledge use

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Jason K. Levy
Phone: (804) 828-8040
E-mail: jklevy@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo

Associate professor

Interests include: homeland security, emergency management, risk assessment, natural hazards, geomatics engineering, sensor integration

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Laura J. Moriarty
Phone: (804) 828-1674
E-mail: ljmoriar@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University

Professor and Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Interests include: victimology, research methods and program evaluation

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William Newmann
Phone: (804) 828-8038
E-mail: wnewmann@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Public Policy, University of Pittsburgh

Associate professor

Interests include: national security decision-making, terrorism and homeland security, presidential policy making and East Asian security

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John Reitzel
Phone: (804) 827-0879
E-mail: jdreitzel@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Criminology, Law and Society, University of Florida

Assistant professor

Interests include: the interaction between race/ethnicity, crime and the criminal justice system, particularly policing and correctional institutions

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Avrum J. (A.J.) Shriar
Phone: (804) 827-0788 
E-mail: ajshriar@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Geography, University of Florida

Associate professor

Interests include: rural development, farming systems and land use, natural resource management and conservation, environmental planning and impact assessment, cultural and political ecology, Latin America and the Caribbean


I-Shian (Ivan) Suen
Phone: (804) 828-2721 
E-mail: isuen@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington

Associate professor

Interests include: land use planning, geographic information systems, decision support systems, e-government services and their integration in planning education and practice

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Judyth Twigg
Phone: (804) 828-8051
E-mail: jtwigg@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Political Science and Security Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Associate professor

Interests include: international relations, comparative politics, international political economy, politics of Russia and the Former Soviet Union, and issues of health, demographic change and health care reform in Russia

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Melvin I. Urofsky
Phone: (804) 828-6037
E-mail: murofsky@vcu.edu

Ph.D., History, Columbia University; J.D., University of Virginia

Professor emeritus

Interests include: legal history and campaign-finance reform laws

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Niraj Verma
Office: Scherer Hall, Room 501
Phone: (804) 827-0776
E-mail: nverma2@vcu.edu

B.S., Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, India
M.I.P., Master of Infrastructure Planning, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Ph.D., Specialization in Design Theories and Methods, University of California, Berkeley

Director and professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Interests include: Urban planning, institutional analysis, public management, technology and society

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Nelson Wikstrom
Phone: (804) 828-8068
E-mail: nwikstro@vcu.edu 

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Connecticut


Interests include: vertical and horizontal intergovernmental relations, government and politics of metropolitan areas


Mark C. Williams
Phone: (804) 827-4207
E-mail: williamsmc@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Public Policy and Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant professor

Interests include: research methods and statistics, human resources and social services, and survey research and analysis


Blue Wooldridge
Phone: (804) 828-8037
E-mail: bwooldri@vcu.edu

DPA, University of Southern California.

Professor and fellow, National Academy of Public Administration

Interests include: social equity, strategies for increasing the effectiveness of management education and training, procedures and content of local government budgets, strategies used to improve productivity and the implications for public managers of the increased diversity of the workforce

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Michela Zonta
Phone: (804) 827-0787
E-mail: mmzonta2@vcu.edu

Ph.D., Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant professor

Interests include: housing policy, geographic information systems

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Virginia Commonwealth University
College of Humanities and Sciences
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Center for Public Policy
Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration
P.O. Box 843061
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3061
Phone: (804) 828-6837
E-mail: wsgradvise@vcu.edu

Updated: 04/20/2012