The core team of the Beloved Community Initiative consists of faculty, staff, and students from Virginia Tech and the University of Lynchburg.
Dr. Virgil Wood, Church Leader, Educator, and Civil Rights Activist
Dr. Ralph P. Hall, Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech
Prof. Sylvester Johnson, Founding Director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities, Virginia Tech
Prof. Max O. Stephenson Jr., Co-founder and Director of the Institute for Policy and Governance, Virginia Tech
Rachel Lin Weaver, Assistant Professor of Creative Technologies, School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech
Dr. Owen C. Cardwell, Rosel Schewel Distinguished Chair of Education, University of Lynchburg