Faculty

Directors


Max Stephenson, Jr.

Director


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Research Areas:

  • Nonprofit/NGO governance, leadership, management & civil society
  • Public policy & policy theory
  • Peacebuilding, international development & democratization
  • Environmental politics, policy & planning

Mary Beth Dunkenberger

Senior Program Director and Business Manager
Blacksburg


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Research Areas:

  • Connections between social programs, economic & community development
  • Organizational and program assessments
  • Policy and program innovations

Melony Price-Rhodes, Ph. D.

Senior Program Director,
Alexandria


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Research Areas:

  • Child welfare, revenue maximization, foster care and child protective services
  • Federal and state regulations affecting Federal Reimbursement Unit activities

Research Faculty


David Moore

Senior Research Associate

Project Director (TAP) SwiftStart

Program Director, AmeriCorps Reading Hour Program


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Research Areas:

  • Nonprofit/NGO & governance, leadership, management & civil society
  • Public policy & policy theory
  • Early childhood & workforce development
  • Organizational development & capacity building

Elizabeth Allen

Assistant Business Manager

Program Research Associate

Data Manager


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Research Areas:

  • Develop and maintain data management for asset mapping/web portal prototype and gap analyses
  • Administer and report results of on-line survey instruments
  • Coordinate and co-facilitate focus groups/structured interviews
  • Report preparation and generate tables and charts for stakeholder meetings and project contractors

 


Maya Berinzon

Research Associate


Research Areas:

  • Law & International Development
  • Comparative Law
  • Access to information
  • Regional focus in sub-Saharan Africa

 


Fellows


Don Back

VTIPG Senior Fellow


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Research Areas:

  • Higher Education Financing, Governance and Leadership
  • Higher Education Policy and Practice
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • International Development

Andy Morikawa

VTIPG Senior Fellow


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Martha Mead

VTIPG Fellow

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Minnis Ridenour

VTIPG Fellow,
Resource Development


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Research Areas:

  • Resource development
  • Financial management for governmental & nonprofit organizations

 


George Still

VTIPG Fellow

Research Areas:

  • Support IPG / Pursue Grants
  • Consultation
  • Assist with reports & articles for publication

Edward Weisband

VTIPG Fellow, Endowed Chair,
Political Science


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Research Areas:

  • International monitoring regimes
  • Global accountabilities
  • Core international labor standard

Affiliated Faculty


 

Suzanne Lo

Project Associate

 

 

 

 

 


Consulting Faculty


Nancy White

Senior Consultant


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Research Areas:

  • Policy design
  • Administration
  • Nonprofit and nongovernmental organizational evaluations

 


Lyusyena Kirakosyan

VTIPG Senior Project Associate

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Rachel Christensen

VTIPG Senior Project Associate