Applications reopening in Spring 2023

Researcher Development Institute

Supported by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund


About us

The Center for Justice Research Researcher Development Institute (RDI) was established to address the lack of culturally-responsive, justice-related research training and development opportunities for students and faculty.

The RDI offers opportunities for training in fundamental research principles and strategies with an emphasis in team and project- based learning with clearly-defined, research-oriented deliverables. Aligned with the RDI’s mission to increase the availability of culturally relevant researcher development opportunities for faculty and doctoral students, we have launched a new initiative supported by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to provide a 12-month researcher development program.


Meet the Team

jasmine drake

program coordinator

Kandace HURST

post doctoral fellow