Faculty & Staff Directory

Rick Campanelli

Rick Campanelli has an extensive career in public service and in the private sector, in senior leadership, policy and management positions and as legal counsel in the areas of healthcare, information privacy and security, civil and First Amendment rights. He teaches the core course, Integrating Ethics in Public Policy, at the University of Virginia Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and he is the Center for Christian Study Director of Graduate Ministries for the Law and Darden Christian Fellowships.

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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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Benjamin Castleman


Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy

Ben Castleman is an associate professor of education and public policy at the Batten School and the founder and director of the Nudge4 Solutions Lab at UVA. His research focuses on policies to improve college access and success for low-income students. Several of his papers examine innovative strategies to deliver high-quality information about the college-going process to low-income students and their families, and to ease the process of students and families getting professional support when they need assistance

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Michele Claiborn


Assistant Professor of Public Policy

As Director of Equitable Analysis for The Equity Center at UVA, Michele Claibourn leads the Center’s community-engaged data science work in support of a more equitable and just region. She has directed or supervised multiple community-based research projects in the Charlottesville community, including racial equity studies for the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless.

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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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Amanda Crombie


Assistant Dean for Academic Programs

Amanda Crombie is the Batten School’s Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and is responsible for academic advising, course scheduling and enrollment as well as curriculum management for the School.

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