Brandi Blessett, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers University-Camden. At her previous institution, Dr. Blessett served as the Diversity and Inclusiveness Research Liaison for the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM) at the University of Central Florida. In this role, she helped nonprofit organizations build capacity in the areas of education, community health, and nutrition. Her research focuses on administrative responsibility, social equity, diversity and inclusion, and social justice. Overall, her research examines the role of public administrators as either facilitators or inhibitors of fairness, equity, and justice for historically marginalized groups. To date, she has published several articles and book chapters that explore the racial disparity that exists with regard to residential segregation, incarceration, and the administration of civil rights (e.g. disenfranchisement). In this regard, her research calls for public administration to be more responsive to the needs of all citizens, regardless of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and ability. Dr. Blessett has also participated in a number of exchanges with the Kettering Foundation, which serves to promote collaborative interactions between citizens and institutions within society (public, private, and nonprofit) in order to create a more democratic society.