Directory

Gabrielle Adams

Gabrielle
Adams

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Psychology, Director of Executive Education
Garrett Hall L004C

Gabrielle Adams conducts research on interpersonal dynamics and conflict resolution. A recent focus of her work has been on addressing workplace politics and resolving ethical transgressions through offender punishment, victim compensation, apologies, and forgiveness. She also studies prosocial behavior such as charitable donations and gift giving.

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Mishal Ahmed

Mishal
Ahmed

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Garrett Hall 109

Mishal Ahmed’s current research is about the impact of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft on the quality of taxi services. He is also looking at how relaxing the assumption that consumers are fully rational can affect price discrimination and quality choice by firms and subsequently welfare. 

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Lucy Bassett

Lucy
Bassett

Associate Professor of Practice of Public Policy

Prior to joining the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Lucy Bassett was an Education Specialist and a Social Protection Specialist at the World Bank, where she focused on education, social protection, nutrition, and early childhood development. She has also worked on those thematic areas at UNICEF, the World Food Programme, Save the Children, and the International Food Policy Research Institute.

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Daphna Bassock

Daphna
Bassok

Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy

Daphna Bassok is an Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and is also the Associate Director of EdPolicyWorks a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. 

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Richard Bonnie

Richard
Bonnie

Professor of Law, Medicine, and Public Policy; Director of Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy
580 Massie Road, Room WB 179D

Richard J. Bonnie is Harrison Foundation Professor of Law and Medicine, Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, and Director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.  ­­

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Rick Campanelli

Rick Campanelli comes to the Frank Batten School School of Leadership and Public Policy with extensive leadership expeience in private law practice, industry, the nonprofit sector and in government service at the U.S. Departments of Health & Human Services, Justice and State.

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Brad Carson

Brad
Carson

Professor of Public Policy
Garrett Hall L048

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.

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Anne
Carter Mulligan

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Garrett Hall 106

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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Amanda Crombie

Amanda
Crombie

Director of Academic Programs

Amanda Crombie is the Batten School’s Director of Academic Programs and is responsible for academic advising, course scheduling and enrollment as well as curriculum management for the School. Originally from Florida, Amanda completed her undergraduate work at Florida State University in Environmental Science before coming to Virginia to work and study at the University. Amanda holds a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning degree from the Architecture School here at UVA. Crombie is passionate about how environmental degradation and habitat destruction effect biodiversity, and decreasing the negative effects of human activity on the environment. Prior to coming to the Batten School six years ago, she worked for 11 years with the Department of Intramural Recreational Sports here on Grounds serving faculty, staff and students in various roles promoting healthy lifestyles. Amanda and her husband Jack have two children Jack Jr. and Jensen.

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Galen Fountain

Galen Fountain has taught at the Batten School since fall of 2012.  Previously, he served for nearly two decades as Clerk of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies and prior to that as Counsel to the Senate Committee on Small Business. 

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Kirsten Gelsdorf

Kirsten
Gelsdorf

Professor of Practice of Public Policy, and Director of Global Humanitarian Policy
Garrett Hall L031

As Director of Global Humanitarian Policy, Kirsten brings 19 years of experience working in the humanitarian sector; most recently serving as the Chief of the Policy Analysis and Innovation section at the United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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Molly Hannon is the Batten School’s writer. Leveraging her background in journalism, she brings a strong investigative approach to the work Batten is doing in the world of leadership and public policy.

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Steve
Hiss

Director of Career Services and Alumni Engagement

A lifelong public servant, Steve’s interest in the Batten School not only stems from his own career in the public service, but also the former and current Batten students with whom he has worked in his position as the Commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Virginia.

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Charles Holt

Charles
Holt

Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Charles Holt is the A. Willis Robertson Professor of Political Economy at the University of Virginia, where he also teaches in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

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Sally Hudson

Sally
Hudson

Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Sally Hudson is a labor economist who studies recruiting and retention in the public sector. Her recent work analyzes teacher retention in hard-to-staff school districts and the effects of salary schedules on mid-career recruiting.

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Chris Hulleman

Chris
Hulleman

Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy

I conduct research on educational interventions grounded in theories of social and personality psychology, motivation, and human development. Recently, my work has focused on examining the extent to which helping students find relevance in their coursework for their lives increases learning and interest.

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Peter Johannessen

Peter
Johannessen

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Garrett L017

Peter Johannessen’s research explores how popular participation shapes the local policy-making process, including projects that focus on local electoral responsiveness and the design of participatory governance institutions in Brazil.

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Justin Kirkland

Justin
H.
Kirkland

Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy
S162 Gibson Hall

Justin H. Kirkland is an Associate Professor of Politics and Policy specializing in American Politics, Legislative Politics, and Subnational Politics.

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David Leblang

David
Leblang

Professor of Politics and Public Policy, Director of the Global Policy Center
Garrett Hall L028, Gibson S281

David Leblang is the Ambassador Henry J. Taylor and Mrs Marion R. Taylor Endowed Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia as well as a Professor of Public Policy at the University’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

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Brooke Lehmann has over twenty years of experience providing direct clinical and advocacy services to children and families as well as working to improve the systems that administer these services through policy development and legislative advocacy.

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Adam Leive

Adam
Leive

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics

Adam Leive joins the Batten faculty as an economist with interests at the intersection of health, risk and public policy. Leive studies consumer choices of health insurance plans, as well as taxation and regulation in markets for health insurance and medical care.

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Paul Martin

Paul
S.
Martin

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Garrett Hall L037

Paul Martin is a political scientist who studies how and when political elites respond to the preferences of ordinary people. His research also examines how and when citizens become involved in the policy process.

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Noah Myung

Noah
Myung

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming

Noah Myung is the Director of the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming and an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

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Edgar Olsen

Edgar
O.
Olsen

Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Ed Olsen is a professor of economics in the College of Arts and Sciences, where he served as chairman of the Department of Economics, and a professor of public policy in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

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John Pepper

John
Pepper

Professor of Economics and Public Policy

John V. Pepper is a Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1996, and his B.A. in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University in 1987.

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Daniel Player

Daniel
W.
Player

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Garrett Hall L005

Dan Player’s research is focused on issues in education policy. His work has examined questions such as how teacher ability is recognized and rewarded in schools, whether teacher performance predicts turnover, and how teachers respond to working conditions.

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Philip Potter

Philip
Potter

Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy and Director of the National Security Policy Center
S183 Gibson Hall, Garrett Hall L056

Philip Potter is an Associate Professor specializing in foreign policy and international relations. He also conducts research in the area of international terrorism and is a principal investigator for a Department of Defense Minerva Initiative project to map and analyze collaborative relationships between terrorist organizations.

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Jill
Rockwell

Senior Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services

Jill oversees the administrative units of admissions, student affairs, and career services, working with the other members of the student services team to strengthen students’ co-curricular and career-related experiences at the Batten School.

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Raymond Scheppach

Raymond
C.
Scheppach

Professor of Public Policy

Ray Scheppach is the former Executive Director of the National Governors Association (NGA) serving from January 1983-January 2011. Here, he became a specialist in the role of states in the formulation and implementation of public policy as well as in a broad range of domestic policy issues including welfare, education, health care and economic development. He was listed as a top association lobbyist by the Hill Magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010, and Fortune Magazine listed NGA as the 12th most powerful lobbying organization in 1999.

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Beth Schueler

Beth
Schueler

Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy
Ruffner Hall 268

Beth Schueler is an Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. She studies education policy, politics, and inequality with a focus on efforts to improve low-performing K-12 schools and districts.

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H Mark Schwartz

H.
Mark
Schwartz

Professor of Politics and Public Policy

Schwartz earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from Cornell University, and his B.A. from Swarthmore College (with distinction). His current research focuses on the political economy of collective action in an economy in which profitability largely flows from the definition of and control over intellectual property rights.

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Todd Sechser

Todd
S.
Sechser

Professor of Politics and Public Policy
S182 Gibson Hall

Todd S. Sechser is the Pamela Feinour Edmonds and Franklin S. Edmonds Jr. Discovery Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia; Professor of Public Policy at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy; and a Senior Fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs.

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Jay Shimshack

Jay
Shimshack

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics

Jay Shimshack is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School. He received a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. from Cornell University. Prior to joining UVa, Shimshack held positions at Tulane University and Tufts University and a visiting faculty fellowship at the University of Michigan. His major fields are environmental regulation, environmental economics, corporate social behavior, and applied microeconomics for public policy. 

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William Shobe

William
Shobe

Professor of Public Policy; Adjunct Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Economic and Policy Studies, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

Professor Shobe splits his time between the Batten School and UVa’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, where he heads up the Center for Economic and Policy Studies. He also teaches a class in environmental economics for the UVa Economics Department. His current research includes emission market and auction design, environmental federalism, improved economic modeling of Virginia’s economy, state economic development incentives, and state economic forecasting.

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Ian H Solomon

Ian
H.
Solomon

Dean and Professor of Practice of Public Policy
Garrett Hall 200

Ian H. Solomon has been dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy since September 2019. He comes to Batten with more than 20 years of experience as an educator, policymaker, diplomat and businessman in more than 40 countries. The Batten School has the distinction of being the only school of public policy administration in the U.S. that is explicitly committed to teaching leadership. The School’s programs inspire students to act vigorously, effectively and ethically on behalf of the common good. 

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Allan Stam

Allan
Stam

Professor of Public Policy and Politics

Allan C. Stam is a Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Previously he was Director of the International Policy Center at the Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Senior research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.  Prior to moving to Michigan in 2007 he was the Daniel Webster Professor at Dartmouth College (2000-2007) and was Assistant Professor at Yale University (1996-2000). His research focuses on the dynamics of armed conflict between and within states. 

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Sebastian Tello Trillo

Sebastian
Tello-Trillo

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics

Sebastian Tello-Trillo is an economist whose research focuses on health policy in the U.S and Latin America. Most of his research focuses on understanding how policies affect individuals’ health behaviors and economic outcomes. His fields of specialization are in Health Economics and Applied Microeconomics. 

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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 the Executive Director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining UVa, Terry was the Director of the Urban SERCH Institute at the University of North Texas at Dallas. The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service exists to inform public policy, deliver public service and develop and inspire public leaders. Faculty and staff at the center participate in the life of the University through joint academic appointments, teaching, research and other service to the mission of the University. 

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Sophie Trawalter

Sophie
Trawalter

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology

I’m an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology. I study phenomena related to social diversity. Specifically, I examine how people navigate intergroup contact and intergroup contexts. I am especially interested in how people develop competencies and learn to thrive in diverse spaces.

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Craig Volden

Craig
Volden

Professor of Public Policy and Politics, and Director of the Center for Effective Lawmaking
Garrett Hall L040

Craig Volden is a professor of public policy and politics, with appointments in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics. He studies legislative politics and the interaction among political institutions, including within American federalism. 

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Michael Williams

Michael
D.
Williams

Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the UVA Center for Health Policy
Garrett Hall L002D

Dr. Michael D. Williams is the Director of the UVA Center for Health Policy, a joint program of the Batten School, the School of Medicine and the Department of Public Health Sciences. The Center for Health Policy provides comprehensive, apolitical analysis of current and proposed health policy for citizens and policymakers.

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Brian Williams

Brian
N.
Williams

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Garrett Hall L044

I am an Associate Professor of Public Policy in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, after previous faculty appointments at Florida State University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia (UGA), as well as administrative appointments at UGA and Vanderbilt. My research centers on issues related to demographic diversity, local law enforcement, and public governance, with special attention devoted to the co-production of public safety and public order.

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Starrie
Williamson

Assistant Director of Web Design and Development

Starrie Williamson is a native of the Mid-atlantic region of the United States and has worked at design agencies, educational software companies, and universities in Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Charlottesville, VA.

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James Wyckoff

James
H.
Wyckoff

Professor of Education and Public Policy; Director, Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness

Jim Wyckoff is the Curry Memorial Professor of Education and Policy, and Director of the Center for Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness at the University of Virginia. He has published widely on issues of teacher labor markets, teacher preparation, recruitment, assessment and retention. In this work he has collaborated with policymakers in New York City, New York State and most recently the District of Columbia. 

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