Riley Institute Staff

Richard W. Riley

Former U.S. Secretary of Education and former SC governor

Donald Gordon

Executive Director, Riley Institute; Professor, Politics and International Affairs

Jacki Martin

Deputy Director, Riley Institute

Sara Beanblossom

Director, White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

Brooke Culclasure

Research Director

Megan Dodgens

Director, Diversity Leadership Strategies

Julie Dunson Meredith

Director, Center for Critical Issues

David Fleming

Associate Professor, Politics and International Affairs; Senior Researcher, Riley Institute

Kendall Gallagher

Events Coordinator

Nichole Grant

Business Manager

Kelly Gregory

Director, Public Education Partnerships and Projects

Juan Johnson

Facilitator, Diversity Leaders Initiative; Senior Fellow

Amy Keely

Director, South Carolina Afterschool Leaders Empowered

Shekinah Lightner

Research Associate

Sally Morris Cote

Director, Nonprofit Strategic Learning

Courtenay Nantz

Senior Associate, Diversity Leaders Initiative

Alexis Sprogis

Research Specialist

Cathy Stevens

Senior Associate

Benny Walker

Senior Associate, Diversity Leaders Initiative

Claudia Winkler

Director, Marketing and Communications

Senior Associates and Faculty Coordinators

John Simpkins

Senior Associate

Sandy Rinck

Senior Associate

Terry Peterson

Senior Associate

Cleveland Fraser

Professor, Politics and International Affairs; Coordinator, APEC

Nathan Cook

John D. Hollingsworth, Jr., Professor of Economics

Elizabeth Smith

Professor, Department of Politics and International Affairs; Assistant Faculty Director, The Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection

Katherine "Kate" Kaup 白荷婷

James B. Duke Professor of Asian Studies and Politics and International Affairs

Senior Distinguished Fellows

Jim Guth

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Politics and International Affairs; Senior Distinguished Fellow, Riley Institute; Distinguished Scholar for the Tocqueville Center