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Adria L. Scharf
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Studies

Leader in Community Safety Award (RPEC), Virginia LISC

Peacemaker Award, Interfaith Coalition of Greater Richmond

Human Rights Award, Church Women United, Inc.

Living the Dream Award

Racial Justice Award, Virginia Organizing

Style Weekly “40 under 40”

Professional Experience
Executive Director (2005-Present)

Richmond Peace Education Center, Richmond

Co-Editor (2002-2005)

Economic Affairs Bureau, Boston, Mass.

Grant Writing Certificate, University of Richmond
Selected Publications

“Path to Peace,” Richmond Magazine, December 2017

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

B.A., Swarthmore College 1994
Sociology & Anthropology
M.A., University of Washington 1998
Ph.D., University of Washington 2006
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