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The team

Program Leaders

Susan Chen, Ph.D.

  • DSPG: Director & 2022 Faculty Project Mentor
  • AAEC: Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director 

Chanit'a Holmes, Ph.D.

  • DSPG: Program Coordinator & 2022 Faculty Project Mentor
  • AAEC: Assistant Research Professor

Michael Lambur, Ph.D.

  • DSPG: Virginia Cooperative Extension Lead
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension: Associate Director Emeritus

Nathaniel Porter, Ph.D.

  • DSPG: Data Analytics Instruction Lead
  • University Libraries:  Social Science Data Consultant and Data Education Coordinator

Elinor Benami, Ph.D.

  • DSPG: Admissions Lead & 2022 Faculty Project Mentor
  • AAEC: Assistant Professor 

Brianna Posadas, Ph.D.

  • DSPG: Admissions Lead & 2022 Faculty Project Mentor
  • School of Plant and Environmental Sciences: Assistant Professor 

Anubhab Gupta, Ph.D.

  • DSPG: Admissions Lead
  • AAEC: Assistant Professor 

Yang Cheng

  • DSPG: Data Analytics Instructor 
  • AAEC: 2022 Research Associate

2022 Faculty Affiliates

Jeffrey Alwang, Ph.D.

  • AAEC: Professor

Patrick Kayser

  • AAEC: Research Associate
Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang, Ph.D.

  • AAEC: Assistant Professor