Stephanie M. Rizzi
Stephanie M. Rizzi taught high school English full-time for 11 years, most recently at Hermitage High School in Henrico County, where she was also journalism instructor/sponsor. She is currently an instructor in the Department of Focused Inquiry at VCU. She is active in her community and has volunteered for several community service projects in conjunction with the Richmond YMCA. She is the past president of her neighborhood association, The Randolph Community Group, and has done much work to resolve disputes and foster positive relations between student renters and long-time homeowners in her neighborhood. Her research interests include the preservation of the history of traditionally African American neighborhoods in Richmond, specifically “The West End” and Jackson Ward. She enjoys sharing with students that she’s been at VCU since she was 17, and she is a huge step aerobics enthusiast.