Dr. RaJade M. Berry-James is an associate professor of public administration and resident faculty in the Center for Genetic Engineering & Society in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at NC State University. Jade is a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). Dr. Berry-James’ research and teaching focus on social equity, program evaluation, and research methods. Her recent book, Why Research Methods Matter: Essential Skills in Decision Making (2018), focuses on real-world policymaking and evidence to support decision making. Since joining the SPIA faculty, Dr. Berry-James has received the following awards and recognition: NC State Outstanding Engagement Award (2019), Rutgers University – Newark Alumni Spotlight (2018), NASPAA Social Justice Curriculum Award (2017), ASPA Presidential Merit Citation (2017), COMPA National Public Service Award (2016), NC State Chancellor’s Creating Community Award for Outstanding Faculty (2013), NASPAA Diversity Award (2013), and COMPA Sylvester Murray Distinguished Mentor Award (2011).
Dr. Berry-James earned a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Rutgers University (Newark), with a specialization in productive public management (1999).