Brittany Keegan, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Outreach, Office of Research and Outreach

Kearney House, Room 201 Phone: 804-827-3404 Email:


  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Gender-based violence
  • Qualitative research methods

Brittany received her Ph.D. from VCU's Wilder School in December, with her dissertation examining the roles of nonprofit organizations in promoting the socioeconomic integration of refugees. She now works at the Wilder School's Center for Public Policy, where she oversees outreach and training activities. In addition to her academic work, Brittany has a wide range of nonprofit experience and has served as a volunteer, employee, and board member for multiple organizations in Central Virginia - most recently serving as a board member for 5th Wall Theatre. She was named as one of Richmond's Top 40 Under 40 by Style Weekly in 2018, and has served as the chair of the statewide refugee mental health summit for the past two years. In all of her work, Brittany aims to identify ways that nonprofits can effectively serve those impacted by violence or conflict.