Department Staff

Ben Allen headshot

Ben Allen

  • Executive Director
  • Ed.D - University of Virginia
  • Director of Equitable Analysis
  • Ph.D - UW-Madison
SHERICA JONES - LEWIS HEADSHOT

Sherica Jones - Lewis

  • Director of Community Research
  • Ed.D - Liberty University
SARAH MEDLEY HEADSHOT

Sarah Medley

  • Grant Writer/ Advancement Officer
  • Ph.D - University of California Santa Barbara

Deric Childress Jr.

  • Operations Program Manager
  • B.A.- University of Virginia

Larry Lee Rowley

  • Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Ph.D. - University of Virginia
image of Lucy Montalvo

Lucy Montalvo

  • Starr Hill Pathways Program Manager
  • Ed.D. - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
ZAKIAH PIERRE HEADSHOT

Zakiah Pierre

  • Youth Pipeline Director
  • Ph.D. - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Nina Schoonover

  • Educational Equity Data Scientist
  • Ph.D - North Carolina State University
CAITLIN RIOPEL HEADSHOT

Caitlin Riopel

  • Director of Operations
JESS HARRIS HEADSHOT

Jess Harris

  • Arts Research Program Manager
  • M.S.- University of Virginia

Beth Mitchell

  • Research Programs Manager
  • Ph.D. - University of Virginia