- Ph.D. in education, urban services leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Postgraduate certificate in nonprofit management, Virginia Commonwealth University
- M.I.S., dual concentration in educational administration and supervision, and public administration, Virginia State University
- B.G.S., concentration in African-American communities and culture, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Risha R. Berry has acquired access to a restricted-use data license that allows her to research a combination of variables that may place school principals of color at risk for organizational containment, a theory she is developing. She is currently interested in designing studies that examine the intersection of structural racism and poverty by documenting structural barriers to employment.
Dr. Berry’s organizational leadership background includes a track record of infusing systems theory in the development of successful public-private partnerships, design of organizational frameworks, writing and securing numerous program grants – totaling over $1 million – and publishing peer-reviewed research.