Faculty & Staff Directory

Michele Claiborn

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Claibourn

Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Michele Claibourn is an assistant professor of public policy at the Batten School and Director of Equitable Analysis for The Equity Center at UVA.  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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Kimberly Jenkins Robinson

Kimberly
Jenkins Robinson

Professor of Law, Education and Public Policy

Kimberly Jenkins Robinson is a professor of law, education and public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Robinson is a national expert who speaks domestically and internationally about educational equity, equal educational opportunity, civil rights and the federal role in education. Her work proposes innovative legal and policy solutions to ensure that all children receive equal access to an excellent education.

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Christine Mahoney

Christine
Mahoney

Professor of Public Policy and Politics, Director of Social Entrepreneurship at UVA

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Christine Mahoney is professor of public policy and politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Director of Social Entrepreneurship at UVA, and Director of the Virginia Impact Investing Forum at the Center for Social Innovation at the University of Virginia. She studies social justice advocacy, activism and direct action through social entrepreneurship.

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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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Brian Williams

Brian
N.
Williams

Associate Professor of Public Policy

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Brian Williams is an associate professor of public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Director of the Public Engagement in Governance: Looking, Listening and Learning Laboratory (the PEGLLLLab) at UVA. His 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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