Faculty & Staff Directory

Molly Lipscomb


Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Director of Social Innovation @ UVA

Molly Lipscomb is an associate professor of public policy and economics at the Batten School and the Director of the Center for Social Innovation at the University of Virginia.  Lipscomb’s research focuses primarily on environmental issues in developing countries and adaptation to lack of centralized health and sanitation services. 

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Associate Director of Social Innovation @ UVA
Garrett Hall L020B

Brendan Novak is the Associate Director of the Center for Social Innovation, a research center housed at the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He helps manage the operations, research portfolio, and external activities of the Center. He received his B.A. in Economics and M.P.P. from the University of Virginia, and has experience in data analysis and policy evaluation at the state and federal level. 

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