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Adria L. Scharf

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Studies
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    • Awards

      Peacemaker Award, Interfaith Coalition of Greater Richmond

      Human Rights Award, Church Women United, Inc.

      Living the Dream Award (RPEC)

      Racial Justice Award, Virginia Organizing (RPEC)

      Style Weekly “40 under 40”

    • Professional Experience

      Beyster Fellow and Project Director (2019-Present)

      Curriculum Library for Employee Ownership, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, Piscataway, N.J.

      Executive Director (2005-2019)

      Richmond Peace Education Center, Richmond

      Co-Editor (2002-2005)

      Economic Affairs Bureau, Boston, Mass.

    • Certifications

      Grant Writing Certificate, University of Richmond

  • Selected Publications

    Drago, B. (2005). Striking a balance: Gender, work and family (A. Scharf et al., Eds.). Economic Affairs Bureau.  

    Collins, C., Fireside, D., Gluckman, A., Leondar-Wright, B., Lui, M., McBride, J., Offner, A., Rao, S., & Scharf, A. (Eds.). (2004). The wealth inequality reader. Economic Affairs Bureau.

    Journal Articles

    Scharf, A., & Bhagat, R. (2007). Arts and peace education: The Richmond Youth Peace Project. Harvard Educational Review, 77(3), 379-382. https://doi.org/10.17763/haer.77.3.f73t755p4v738x8q 

    Book Chapters

    Buchele, R., Kruse, D. L., Rodgers, L., & Scharf, A. (2010). Show me the money: Does shared capitalism share the wealth? In D. L. Kruse, R. B. Freeman & J. R. Blasi (Eds.), Shared capitalism at work: Employee ownership, profit and gain sharing, and broad-based stock options (pp. 351-375). University of Chicago Press.


    Pulling Together,” Style Weekly, April 21, 2020 (with co-author Thad Williamson)

    “Path to Peace,” Richmond Magazine, December 2017

    “15 Years After 9/11, It's Past Time to Rethink America’s New Normal,” Style Weekly, September 6, 2016.

    “Facing—and Teaching—Our Racial History,” Richmond Times Dispatch, March 13, 2016.

    “Our Best Self-Defense,” Richmond Times Dispatch, February 4, 2013.

    “Bulding a Peace Economy,” Richmond Times Dispatch, September 12, 2012.