Faculty & Staff Directory

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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Alison Carter

Allison
Carter

Director of Operations, Center for Effective Lawmaking
Garrett Hall L028

Allison is the Operations Director for the Center for Effective Lawmaking. She is responsible for growing and overseeing the programs and activities of the Center. Her primary focus is on cultivating awareness, building relationships, securing funding, and strategic planning. 

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Anne Carter Mulligan

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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Michele Claiborn

Michele
Claibourn

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

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

Amanda
Crombie

Assistant Dean for 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.

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