Rick Campanelli

Rick Campanelli comes to the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy with extensive leadership experience in private law practice, industry, the nonprofit sector and in government service at the U.S. Departments of Health & Human Services, Justice and State.

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Brad Carson


Professor of Public Policy
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Brad Carson has built a distinguished career in public service, law, and education. Before joining the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, he was the acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness at the Department of Defense. Carson oversaw the human resources, military readiness, education and training, and health care of the nearly 5 million servicemembers, civilian employees, and their dependents within the Department of Defense and managed an internal organization of 30,000 employees.

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Alison Carter


Operations Director
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Allison is the Operations Director for the Center for Effective Lawmaking. She is responsible for growing and overseeing the programs and activities of the Center. Her primary focus is on cultivating awareness, building relationships, securing funding, and strategic planning. 

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Anne Carter Mulligan

Carter Mulligan

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
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Anne Carter Mulligan joined Batten in January 2019 as Director of Undergraduate Admissions. She’s held multiple roles in higher education, most recently as Director of Strategic Initiatives in Enrollment Management at Longwood University, where she led projects designed to enrich the student experience and provide a seamless path from recruitment to graduation.

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Amanda Crombie


Director of Academic Programs

Amanda Crombie is the Batten School’s Director of Academic Programs and is responsible for academic advising, course scheduling and enrollment as well as curriculum management for the School. Originally from Florida, Amanda completed her undergraduate work at Florida State University in Environmental Science before coming to Virginia to work and study at the University. Amanda holds a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning degree from the Architecture School here at UVA. Crombie is passionate about how environmental degradation and habitat destruction effect biodiversity, and decreasing the negative effects of human activity on the environment. Prior to coming to the Batten School six years ago, she worked for 11 years with the Department of Intramural Recreational Sports here on Grounds serving faculty, staff and students in various roles promoting healthy lifestyles. Amanda and her husband Jack have two children Jack Jr. and Jensen.

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