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Faculty & Research

Professor Christine Mahoney

Shaping the Future

We consider not only academic rigor, but real-world experience, political impact, teaching and mentoring when recruiting faculty. Our faculty has expanded to more than 70 of the nation's best interdisciplinary scholar-practitioners in political science, psychology, policy history, economics and law. Their areas of focus reflect the drive and research of some of the sharpest minds at work in policy today.

Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming

Transformative Research

The complex issues of our time demand that we step into innovative, collaborative, cross-sector relationships capable of mobilizing innovation. Our centers, labs and researchers are an essential point of convergence for interdisciplinary collaboration at UVA and bring our groundbreaking research and initiatives further out into the world.

Collaborative Catalysts

We know that effective solutions emerge when faculty and scholars collaborate across disciplines. As a university-wide asset, we facilitate cross-disciplinary research, teaching and training, and create meaningful exchanges throughout UVA and beyond. Our projects, research and partnerships are suited to reach across Grounds, accelerating collaborative efforts. The future is, in fact, a collaborative endeavor.

United in their commitment to cultivating effective, ethical leaders equipped to address today's most pressing problems, Batten faculty bring a fresh perspective on leadership and public policy that spans many disciplines. They have real impact, both in the classroom and the world. Our experts engage citizens, corporations, NGOs, community groups, and governments throughout the U.S. and across the globe. This is a remarkable and dedicated group.

Jay Shimshack
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs / Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics