AFFILIATED STUDENTS

Lehi Dowell
Graduate Research Assistant
Beng Abella Lipsey
Graduate Research Assistant

BENG ABELLA LIPSEY (CV)

Research Interests:

  • Public markets as a Tool for Social Interaction    
  • Art, Culture, and Food as Tools for Community Engagement 
  • Biophilic Design for a Retirement Community Development
  • Comprehensive Planning Frameworks for Sustainable Development
Neda Moayerian
Affiliated Graduate Student

NEDA MOAYERIAN (CV)

Research Interests:

  • Culture, Tourism and Community Development
  • Globalization and Identity
  • Participatory Governance
  • Education and Empowerment
Lara Nagle
Graduate Research Assistant

LARA NAGLE (CV)

Research Interests:

  • Natural resource planning and management
  • Ecosystem service markets
  • Sustainable and resilient communities
Laura Nelson
Graduate Research Assistant

LAURA NELSON (CV)

Research Interests:

  • Motherhood at the intersection of substance use disorder and justice involvement
  • Gendered approaches to substance abuse treatment
  • Policy and barriers surrounding reentry for parents

FELLOWS

SENIOR FELLOWS: 

Don Back, Director of the Language and Culture Institute, Virginia Tech

Andy Morikawa, Executive Director Emeritus of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (Virginia)

Minnis Ridenour,  Senior Fellow for Resource Development,  Virginia Tech

Edward Weisband, Edward S. Diggs Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences, Virginia Tech

FELLOWS:

George Still, Director of Assessment, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Martha Mead, President, StreamLines, LLC

AFFILIATED FACULTY AND RESEARCHERS

Gary Kirk, Director SPIA Pathways Programs - Community Engagement, Virginia Tech

Katy Powell, Director of the Center and Professor of English, Virginia Tech

Marcy Schnitzer, Assistant Provost for Diversity and Strategic Planning, Virginia Tech

AFFILIATED RESEARCHERS: 

Rachel Christensen, Project Research Associate, IPG, Virginia Tech

Lyusyena Kirakosyan, Affiliated Research Faculty, IPG, Virginia Tech

Suzanne Lo, Researcher, The Center for Child Health, University Hospitals  of Cleveland

Nancy White, Principal, One Robin, LLI