The Institute for the Study of Education, Democracy & Justice (EDJ) is a cross-discipline institution dedicated to exploring critical issues impacting the Commonwealth of Virginia. The EDJ collaboratively engages in original and pioneering research to facilitate understanding and advance knowledge on the historical and present-day problems confronting residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
To become the premier research site on issues adversely impacting the most vulnerable
populations in the Commonwealth of Virginia
The Institute for the Study of Education, Democracy & Justice brings together a constellation of scholars from diverse academic communities to work collaboratively on an array of concerns
specific to the Commonwealth to inform law, policy-decision making, and practice to create a more democratic, just and equal society.