Rural Equity Research Advisors

The Rural Equity Research Advisors (RERA) is composed of academic researchers focusing on rural development issues — with a particular focus on issues impacting rural communities of color. This group convenes to identify gaps, understand and promote current research, and advise/author upcoming briefs. The RERA was formed in consultation with researchers Brian Dabson and Marjory Givens, who provide ongoing strategic guidance and support. 

Marybeth Gasman

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair in Education and a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University

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Miriam Jorgensen

Research Director of the University of Arizona Native Nations Institute

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Sarah Rodman-Alvarez

Bauccio Endowed Executive Director of the Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research at the University of La Verne

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Veronica Womack

Professor of Political Science & Public Administration at Georgia College

Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group