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 Adria L. Scharf
Adria L. Scharf
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Studies

Peacemaker Award, Interfaith Coalition of Greater Richmond

Human Rights Award, Church Women United, Inc.

Living the Dream Award (RPEC)

Racial Justice Award, Virginia Organizing (RPEC)

Style Weekly “40 under 40”

Professional Experience
Beyster Fellow and Project Director (2019-Present)

Curriculum Library for Employee Ownership, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, Piscataway, N.J.

Executive Director (2005-2019)

Richmond Peace Education Center, Richmond

Co-Editor (2002-2005)

Economic Affairs Bureau, Boston, Mass.

Grant Writing Certificate, University of Richmond
Selected Publications

Drago, B. (2005). Striking a balance: Gender, work and family (A. Scharf et al., Eds.). Economic Affairs Bureau.  

Collins, C., Fireside, D., Gluckman, A., Leondar-Wright, B., Lui, M., McBride, J., Offner, A., Rao, S., & Scharf, A. (Eds.). (2004). The wealth inequality reader. Economic Affairs Bureau.


Scharf, A., & Bhagat, R. (2007). Arts and peace education: The Richmond Youth Peace Project. Harvard Educational Review, 77(3), 379-382. 


Buchele, R., Kruse, D. L., Rodgers, L., & Scharf, A. (2010). Show me the money: Does shared capitalism share the wealth? In D. L. Kruse, R. B. Freeman & J. R. Blasi (Eds.), Shared capitalism at work: Employee ownership, profit and gain sharing, and broad-based stock options (pp. 351-375). University of Chicago Press.


Pulling Together,” Style Weekly, April 21, 2020 (with co-author Thad Williamson)

“Path to Peace,” Richmond Magazine, December 2017

“15 Years After 9/11, It's Past Time to Rethink America’s New Normal,” Style Weekly, September 6, 2016.

“Facing—and Teaching—Our Racial History,” Richmond Times Dispatch, March 13, 2016.

“Our Best Self-Defense,” Richmond Times Dispatch, February 4, 2013.

“Bulding a Peace Economy,” Richmond Times Dispatch, September 12, 2012.

B.A., Swarthmore College 1994
Sociology & Anthropology
M.A., University of Washington 1998
Ph.D., University of Washington 2006
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