Batten Faculty Teach-In

Please join us for a post-election faculty teach-in featuring a panel of Batten faculty representing diverse experiences as policy practitioners. Batten students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in this informal dialogue and reflection.


Rick Campanelli comes to the Batten School 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.  In these positions he engaged in resolution of policy issues ranging from national healthcare policy, biotechnology, public health and welfare reform, privacy, national intelligence policy, human rights and religious freedom.

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.

Jennifer Lawless serves as the Commonwealth Professor of Politics of the University of Virginia, and is a Batten School faculty affiliate and a faculty senior fellow at the Miller Center. Prior to joining the UVA faculty, she was a professor of government at American University and the director of the Women & Politics Institute. Before that, she was an assistant and then associate professor at Brown University. Lawless’ research focuses on political ambition, campaigns and elections, and media and politics.


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