Organizers

This conference is organized by the Ridenour Faculty Fellowship in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech.

Conceptualization and coordination: Anne M. Khademian, Nicole DuPuis, and Amanda Fawkes

Professor Anne M. Khademian is the director for Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and professor with the Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP). Her research interests focus on leadership and organizational culture, inclusive management, policy networks, and the work of organizations involved in homeland security and financial regulation.

Nicole DuPuis is a Ph.D. student in SPIA with the Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP). Her research interests focus on state and local government, policy disruption and the policy process.

Amanda Fawkes is currently the Program Coordinator in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). Her immediate past position was in the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience as the Business and Operations Manager. Prior to that, Amanda worked for several years in the Office of the Senior Fellow for Resource Development where she provided project coordination for a number of executive level studies for the university and the Commonwealth of Virginia.