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About Us

The Center fosters interdisciplinary research with faculty from the College of Arts and Science, College of Health and Human Services, and Cameron School of Business, all of whom maintain a shared interest in conducting research with community partners to produce actionable intelligence.

Our Team

Chris Prentice Dr. Chris Prentice
Founding Director
Associate Professor of Nonprofit Management
Rachel Caroll Dr. Rachel Carroll
Faculty Fellow
Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science
Stephanie-Smith.jpg Dr. Stephanie Smith
Faculty Fellow
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Sabrina Cherry Dr. Sabrina Cherry
Faculty Fellow
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Nick-Pylypiw.png Nick Pylypiw, MSA
Faculty Affiliate
Adjunct Professor of Data Science
Director of Data Science, Cape Fear Collective

Prior Faculty Fellows

Dr. Anup Phayal, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Jeffrey Brown, Professor of Mathematics