Faculty Research


Howell Co-Edits Special Issue of Housing Policy Debate

Associate Professor Kate Howell recently co-edited a special issue of Housing Policy Debate on evictions and shedding light on the hidden housing problem. Read more.



elsie harper-andersonHarper-Anderson Receives $288,000 Grant from Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Associate Professor Elsie Harper-Anderson is the principal investigator of a $288,585 grant awarded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to address systemic challenges to entrepreneurial growth. Over the course of the three-year project, Harper-Anderson will meet with forty business owners in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Richmond, Va., comparing the experiences of historically disadvantaged ethnic minority entrepreneurs to white entrepreneurs using qualitative weekly diaries and bi-monthly interviews. She’ll be assisted by RVA Works’ Dale Fickett and other community partners on this important work.

RISE Studies Vaccination Equity in Virginia

The Research Institute for Social Equity in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University is providing support to Virginia’s efforts to promote equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to disproportionately impacted populations, such as the Black and Hispanic/Latino communities. Read more.


Liebert Receives VDSS Contract for Immigration Study

Wilder School faculty member Saltanat ‘Salta’ Liebert has received a contract for $114,832 from the Office of New Americans at the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) to conduct a needs assessment to identify barriers to the integration of immigrants in Virginia. The study will run through August 2022. Read more.


Brubaker and Cleary Receive DJJ Grants

Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., associate professor, and Hayley Cleary, Ph.D., assistant professor, are collaborating with the state Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) on the project, “Resident and Staff Perceptions of Safety and Engagement with the Community Treatment Model.” Read more.


Gooden Publishes Book on “Global Equity in Administration”

A new book edited by Susan T. Gooden, Global Equity in Public Administration: Nervous Areas of Governments, confronts discrimination and exclusion against public servants, governments and government actors. Read more.