A Short Bio
"Dr.Brandy Faulkner is an activist and organizer focusing on racial and environmental justice.   She is committed to cultivating community-based approaches to problem solving and serves several state and national organizations dedicated to social justice as well as social, political, and economic change, including Virginia Organizing and National Black United Front.  Dr. Faulkner is a multi-award winning professor in Virginia Tech's Department of Political Science, including the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciencesí Teaching Excellence Award, itís Diversity Award, the universityís Edward S. Diggs Scholar Award, and an American Political Science Association research fellowship. Her teaching and research focuses on race and public policy, American constitutional law, and Pan-African political theory.  She has been recognized by Student African American Brotherhood, Black Student Alliance, and the Black Graduate Student Organization with the Black Faculty of the Year Award, the Community Pillar Award, and the Edward McPherson Achievement award respectively.  She is also a recipient of the prestigious Caring Hands Award, given by the national Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America Foundation to community leaders across the country who are engaged in exemplary youth development" 1.