This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2023-2024 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs
and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program
approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available
in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
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Susan Gooden, Ph.D.
Professor and dean
RaJade M. Berry-James, Ph.D.
Professor and senior associate dean of faculty and academic affairs
Robyn Diehl McDougle, Ph.D.
Associate professor and associate dean of research and outreach
Shajuana Isom-Payne, Ph.D.
Assistant dean of student services
Director of undergraduate studies
Denia A. Lee-Hing, Ed.D.
Director of graduate studies
Elsie Harper Anderson, Ph.D.
Associate professor and director of Ph.D. program
Amy Cook, Ph.D.
Associate professor and program chair, criminal justice program
Myung Jin, Ph.D.
Associate professor and program chair, M.P.A. program
Assistant professor and program chair, homeland security and emergency preparedness program
Xueming (Jimmy) Chen, Ph.D.
Professor and program chair, urban and regional studies program