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RaJade Berry-James

MEMBER SINCE: 2019

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RaJade M. Berry-James is an associate professor of public administration in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at NC State 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 current work involves 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. As an affiliated faculty member at the VCU Research Institute in Social Equity (RISE), Jade is also an equity consultant with Virginia Department of Emergency Management COVID-19 vaccination response.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Executive Trainer
Accreditation Institute
NASPAA
2017
2020
Resident Fellow
Genetic Engineering & Society
North Carolina State University
2014
2015
Faculty Liaison
Institutional Equity & Diversity
North Carolina State University
2012
2015
Director of Graduate Programs
Public Administration
North Carolina State University
2010
2013
Associate Professor
Public Administration and Urban Studies
The University of Akron
2006
2010
Evaluator
Disproportionate Minority Contact
Summit County Juvenile Court, Ohio
2008
2010
Evaluator
Institute for Health and Social Policy
The University of Akron
2000
2010
Assistant Professor
Public Administration and Urban Studies
The University of Akron
2000
2006
MPA Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor
Government and Sociology
Georgia College & State University
1999
2000
Assistant to the Dean
School of Liberal Arts
Kean University
1993
1999
Special Assistant to the President
Office of the President
Kean University
1995
1996
Associate Director
Institutional Research
Kean University
1991
1993
Assistant Director
Institutional Research
Kean University
1987
1991
Research Assistant
Educational Opportunity Fund Program
New Jersey Department of Higher Education
1985
1987
Associate Professor
Public Administration
North Carolina State University
2010
Evaluator
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
North Carolina State University
2017
Equity Consultant
Affiliated Faculty
Virginia Commonwealth University
2021
Primary Policy Areas

Agriculture, Civil Rights and Liberties, Criminal Justice/Justice, Education, Gender Policy, Health Care, Housing, National Security, Nonprofit/Philanthropy, Poverty, Urban Affairs

Primary Sector of Expertise

Academic

Primary Functions

Academic Faculty, Academic Administration, Board Governance, Change Management, Data Analytics, Grants Management, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning