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Batten School Leadership Professorships

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia announces the appointment of Eileen Chou and Sophie Trawalter as inaugural Batten Family Bicentennial Teacher-Scholar Leadership Professors.

Solomon and Williams Fellows

Ian Solomon, dean of the Batten School and professor of practice of public policy, and Brian Williams, associate professor of public policy, have been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration for inclusion in its 2022 Class of Academy Fellows.

Craig Volden

Batten's Craig Volden and co-author Rachel Augustine Potter were recognized for their research exploring the effectiveness of female agency leaders. They discuss the "glass walls" effect and the potential implications of their findings.

Garrett Hall

This academic year, Batten School professors won a slew of internal and external recognitions for excellence in teaching, service, research and engagement.

Batten School Dean Ian Solomon, President of Sesame Workshop Sherrie Rollins Westin, UVA President Jim Ryan and Leslie Greene Bowman, president and CEO of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello. (Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)

On Wednesday, the Batten School honored Sesame Workshop President Sherrie Rollins Westin with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership. Each year on Jefferson’s birthday, UVA and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello award the medals for exemplary achievement in fields the former president admired.

Batten professor Molly Lipscomb received the Public Impact-Focused Research Award for her work looking at the impact of bringing public services to low-income households in countries where services are needed.

Batten professor Molly Lipscomb was honored with the university's Public Impact-Focused Research Award for her work examining the impact of bringing public services to low-income households in countries where services are needed.

Ed Week

Batten School professors Daphna Bassok, Ben Castleman, Sarah Turner and Jim Wyckoff were among 200 scholars nationwide to rank as highly influential in education policy, according to Education Week.