Faculty & Staff Directory

Gabrielle Adams

Gabrielle
Adams

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Business Administration, and, by Courtesy, Psychology

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Gabrielle Adams is an assistant professor of public policy and business administration at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and in the Darden School of Business’s Leadership and Organizational Behavior area. Adams studies the processes and dynamics that give rise to ‘good’ decisions, policies and conditions in organizations.

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Paul Becker

Paul Becker is a professor of practice at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Becker is a former Naval Intelligence Rear Admiral who served for 30 years around the globe in times of peace, crisis and combat.

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Brendan J. Boler

Brendan
J.
Boler

Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Brendan Boler is an assistant professor of public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Boler specializes in management consulting, high-performance coaching, and talent assessment and selection. He has extensive experience within the fields of management consulting and banking, having worked at Accenture, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. 

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Jazmin Brown-Iannuzzi

Jazmin
Brown-Iannuzzi

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Policy

Jazmin Brown-Iannuzzi is an assistant professor of psychology and public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Brown-Iannuzzi's research seeks to understand why social group disparities may persist and, in some cases, grow.

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Rick Campanelli

Rick Campanelli is a lecturer at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Campanelli has an extensive career in public service and the private sector as well as experience in senior leadership and management. Campanelli has been legal counsel in the areas of healthcare, information privacy and security, and civil and First Amendment rights. He is the Center for Christian Study Director of Graduate Ministries for the Law and Darden Christian Fellowships.

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Eileen Chou

Eileen
Chou

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Eileen Chou is an associate professor of public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Chou's research focuses on the organizational, social, and psychological forces that shape individual and group behavior in organizational settings.

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Benjamin Converse

Benjamin
Converse

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology

Benjamin Converse is an associate professor of public policy and psychology at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Department of Psychology. His research focuses on motivation, social judgment, problem solving and decision making. He teaches courses related to leadership and negotiations.

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Tim Davis

Timothy
L.
Davis

Director of BattenX Leadership Coaching and Executive Development

Associate Professor of Public Policy
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Tim Davis is an associate professor of public policy and the Director of Leadership Coaching and Executive Development for BattenX.  A clinical psychologist, Davis helps students, executives and teams increase their effectiveness by building resiliency, strengthening community and expanding self-awareness. At Batten, he teaches courses on team leadership, group dynamics and emotional resilience.  

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Jim Detert

James
R.
Detert

Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy

Jim Detert is a professor of public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the John L. Colley Professor of Business Administration in the Leadership and Organizational Behavior area at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. Detert's research focuses on workplace courage, ethical decision-making and behavior, improvement-oriented voice (why people speak up or stay silent at work) and other leadership-related topics.

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Noah Myung

Noah
Myung

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Noah Myung is an associate professor of public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He is an experimental and behavioral economist with research interests in game theory, organizational economics, and financial economics. Myung's current research deals with equilibrium selection in coordination games as well as information sharing between competitors

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Andrew Pennock

Andrew
S.
Pennock

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Andy Pennock is an associate professor of public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He serves UVA as the faculty director of Batten’s MPP orientation program, on Batten’s curriculum committee, and as an elected member of the Executive Council of the Faculty Senate. Pennock’s academic research examines public policy in the global economy as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning

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Ian Solomon

Ian
H.
Solomon

Dean and Professor of Practice of Public Policy

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Ian H. Solomon is dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, where he leads a multidisciplinary faculty in creating new knowledge and developing leaders who can solve humanity’s greatest policy challenges. Trained as a lawyer, Solomon is a devoted student and teacher of both negotiation and conflict resolution.

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Larry Terry

Larry
Terry

Director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVa and Lecturer of Public Policy

Larry Terry is a lecturer at the Batten School and Executive Director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. His passion is research-based, outcome-driven programs and services that advance the priorities of the University of Virginia in serving the Commonwealth, forming lasting partnerships with citizens, and building vibrant, connected communities. 

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Melissa Thomas-Hunt

Melissa
Thomas-Hunt

John D. Forbes Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy

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Melissa Thomas-Hunt is a professor of public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the John Forbes Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business. Thomas-Hunt focuses on leadership, team dynamics, and negotiations and her research studies the factors that unleash, leverage, and amplify the contributions made by individuals, particularly women, underrepresented individuals, and numerical minorities. 

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Sophie Trawalter

Sophie
Trawalter

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology

Sophie Trawalter is an associate professor of public policy and psychology at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Trawalter studies phenomena related to social diversity, specifically how people navigate intergroup contact and intergroup contexts, with a particular focus on how people develop competencies and learn to thrive in diverse spaces.

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