RaJade M. Berry-James is senior associate dean of faculty and academic affairs in the L. Douglas Wilder School at Virginia Commonwealth University. Jade has spent more than 30 years in higher education, having served as MPA Coordinator, PhD Coordinator, and Director of Graduate Programs for small, large, and research-intensive graduate programs. She is a consultant in higher education, specializing in assessment and accreditation. Her research and teaching focus on social justice and equity, program evaluation, and research methods. Jade's recent work involved the evaluation of a North Carolina Farm to Early Care and Education initiative that connects local farms with local childcare centers to empower the development of community-based, equitable food systems. At VCU Research Institute in Social Equity (RISE), Jade is also an equity consultant.
Agriculture, Board Governance, Civil Rights and Liberties, Criminal Justice/Justice, Education, Gender Policy, Health Care, Higher Education, Housing, National Security, Nonprofit/Philanthropy, Poverty, Social Equity, Social Services, Urban Affairs
Academic Faculty, Academic Administration, Academic Research, Advocacy, Communications and Marketing, Change Management, Data Analytics, Grants Management, Performance Measurement, Program Evaluation, Strategic Planning