University of North Carolina at Charlotte                   
Department of Political Science & Public Administration                                              
9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223                                                     
Office Phone: 704-687-7208

 

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2011 – present.

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2005 – 2011

 

Education

PhD     Rockefeller College, University at Albany (SUNY), May 2005
Public Administration; Field: Politics and Administration, Nonprofit Management

MA     Rockefeller College, University at Albany (SUNY), May 1994
Public Administration, Public Affairs and Policy

BA       Political Science, Hartwick College, May 1990



Interests

Public and Nonprofit Management, Program Evaluation, Applied Research, Community Development

 

Current Projects

Piatak, J. S. & Carman, J. G. Volunteer satisfaction: The role of volunteer characteristics and organizational support

Carman, J. G. & Thomas, M. L. Replicating Housing First: Insights from Kingdon

Carman, J. G. Founder’s syndrome: Encyclopedia of Nonprofit Management, Leadership, and Governance. (Book chapter)

 

Journal Articles (under Review)

Carman, J. G. & Millesen, J. L. Best practices and nonprofit board performance: Where to start?

 

Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Carman, J. G. (First published online 25 October 2021). Exploring the Accountability Relationship between Nonprofit Organizations and the State Auditor. Voluntary Sector Review. https://doi.org/10.1332/204080521X16321509753051

Alaimo, S. & Carman, J. G. (2021). Decisions, decisions, decisions: Community foundations and community well-being. International Journal of Community Well-Being, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42413-021-00125-7

Parrott, A. & Carman, J. G (2019). Scaling up programs: Reflections on the importance of process evaluation. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 34(1), 131-138.  https://doi.org/10.3138/cjpe.43216

Millesen, J. L., & Carman, J. G. (2019). Building capacity in nonprofit boards: Learning from board self-assessments. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 5(1), 74-94. https://doi.org/10.20899/jpna.5.1.74-94  

Carman, J. G.  & Fredericks, K. A. (2018). Applications of social network analysis in evaluation: Challenges, suggestions, and opportunities for the future. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. 33(2), 175-187.  https://doi.org/10.3138/cjpe.31156

Carman, J. G. & Parrott, A. (2018). Yoga in United States urban schools: Outcomes for student response to stress and academic achievement. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 8(3), 1-10. https://www.ijhsr.org/IJHSR_Vol.8_Issue.3_March2018/IJHSR_Abstract.01.html

Carman, J. G.  & Parrott, A. (2016). Conducting quasi-experimental research in an urban school district: A closer look at the challenges and lessons learned. Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research, 2(2), 77-86. https://journals.charlotte.edu/jaepr/article/view/516

 Carman, J. G.  & Fredericks, K. A. (2013). Nonprofits and accreditation: Exploring the implications for accountability. International Review of Public Administration (Symposium: Nonprofit Accountability), 38 (3), 51-68. https://doi.org/10.1080/12294659.2013.10805263

Carman, J. G. (2013). Evaluation in an era of accountability: Unexpected opportunities: A reply to Jill Chouinard. American Journal of Evaluation, 34 (2), 261-265. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214013478145

Carman, J. G. & Nesbit, R. A. (2013).  Founding new nonprofit organizations: Syndrome or symptom? Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 42 (3), 603-321. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764012459255

Carman, J. G. & Hefner, R. A. (2012) Using civic engagement and collaboration to create community change: Lessons from Charlotte, NC. The Foundation Review, 4(2), 30-43. http://doi.org/10.4087/FOUNDATIONREVIEW-D-12-00002.1

Leland, S. M., Carman, J. G., & Swartz, N. (2012). Understanding succession planning at the local level: A study of the opportunities and challenges facing cities and counties. National Civic Review, 101 (2), 44-50. https://doi.org/10.1002/ncr.21076

Carman, J. G. (2011). Understanding evaluation in nonprofit organizations. Public Performance & Management Review, 34 (3), 350-377 https://doi.org/10.2753/PMR1530-9576340302

Carman, J. G.  (2011). What you don’t know can hurt your community: Lessons from a local United Way agency. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 4(21), 433-448. https://doi.org/10.1002/nml.20035

Millesen, J. L., Carman, J. G., & Bies, A. L. (2010). Why engage? Understanding the incentive to build nonprofit capacity. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 21(1), 93-111. https://doi.org/10.1002/nml.20009

Carman, J. G., Leland, S. M., & Wilson, A. J. (2010). Crisis in leadership or failure to plan? Insights from Charlotte, NC. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 21(1), 93-111. https://doi.org/10.1002/nml.20014

Carman, J. G. (2010). The accountability movement: What is wrong with this theory of change? Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39(2), 256-274. https://doi.org/0.1177/0899764008330622

Carman, J. G. & Fredericks, K. A. (2010). Evaluation capacity and nonprofit organizations: Is the glass half-empty or half-full. American Journal of Evaluation, 31(1), 84-104. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214009352361

Carman, J. G.  (2009). Nonprofits, funders, and evaluation: Accountability in action. The American Review of Public Administration, 39 (4), 374-390. http://doi.org/10.1177/0275074008320190

Carman, J.G. &. Fredericks, K. A. (2008). Nonprofits and evaluation: Empirical evidence from the field. (pp. 51-72). In J. G. Carman & K. A. Fredericks (Eds.) Nonprofits and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation (119).  San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass. https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.268

Carman, J. G., Fredericks, K. A., & Introcaso, D. (2008). Government and accountability: Paving the way for nonprofits and evaluation. (pp. 5-12). In J. G. Carman & K. A. Fredericks (Eds.) Nonprofits and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation (119). San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass. https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.265

Fredericks, K. A., Deegan, M. & Carman, J. G. (2008). Using system dynamics as an evaluation tool: An experience from a demonstration program for people with developmental disabilities. American Journal of Evaluation, 29(3), 251-267. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214008319446

Carman, J. G. (2007). Evaluation practice among community-based agencies: Research into the reality. American Journal of Evaluation, 28(1), 60-75. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214006296245

Carman, J.G. & Millesen, J. L.  (2005). Nonprofit program evaluation: Organizational challenges and resource needs.  Journal of Volunteer Administration (23), 36-43.

Fredericks, K. A., Carman, J. G., &. Birkland, T. A. (2002). Program evaluation in a challenging authorizing environment:  Intergovernmental and Interorganizational factors (pp. 5-22). In R. Mohen, D. J. Bernstein & M. D. Whitsett (Eds.). Responding to sponsors and stakeholders in complex evaluation environments, New Directions for Evaluation (95). San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass. https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.55

Carman, J. G. (2001). Community foundations:  A growing resource for community development. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 12 (1), 7-24. https://doi.org/10.1002/nml.12102

 

Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed)

Pettijohn, S. L. & Carman, J. G. (2021). Using cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses in the community context. In R. P. Kilmer & J. R. Cook (Eds.). Evaluation research: Partnership approaches for community change. (pp.214-235). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Butta, F. & Carman, J. G. (2017). Accountability: Breaches of public trust. In A. Farazmand’s (Ed.) Global encyclopedia of public administration, public policy, and governance. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

 

 Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed)

  • Pettijohn, S. L. & Carman, J. G. (2021). Using cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses in the community context. In R. P. Kilmer & J. R. Cook (Eds.). Evaluation research: Partnership approaches for community change. (pp.214-235). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Butta, F. & Carman, J. G. (2017). Accountability: Breaches of public trust. In A. Farazmand’s (Ed.) Global encyclopedia of public administration, public policy, and governance. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

 

Book Reviews  

Carman, J. G. (2015).  [Review of 3 books:  Feedback that works for nonprofit organizations, Influence for nonprofit leaders, and Feedback to managers: A guide to reviewing and selecting multilateral instrument]. Journal for Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 5 (2), 131-133.

Carman, J. G. (2002).  [Review of the book, Accountability and effectiveness evaluation in non-profit organizations], Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 31(4), 601-604.

 

Conference Presentations

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 1998)

Western Social Science Association (2021)

American Educational Research Association (2017)

Northeastern Conference for Public Administration (2017)

American Evaluation Association (2013, 2012, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003)

Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (2018, 2015, 2004)

North Carolina for Research in Education (2016)

Urban Affairs Association (2011)

International Society for Third Sector Research (2004)

 

External Grants, Funded 

  • Housing First, Mecklenburg County, Outcomes Evaluation, $198,983, Investigator, 2015-2018
  • Housing First, Mecklenburg County, Process Evaluation, $30,000, Investigator, 2015-2018
  • United Agenda for Children, Council for Children’s Rights; Principal Investigator $25,000, 2010
  • Program Review for Mecklenburg County, NC; Co-Principal Investigator with UNCC-Dept. of Political Science, $18,154, 2005
  • The Working Poor, Community Link; Sub-Contractor to UNCC, $7,800, 2005

 

 Internal Grants, Funded

  • Program Evaluation Practice Among Indiana Nonprofits, UNC-Charlotte Faculty Research Grant, $6,000, 2007-2008

 

 Grant Proposals, Not Funded

  • Urban Impact Charlotte, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $74,764 for 3 years, 2018-2021
  • National Science Foundation and the Ocean Discovery Institute, The Citizen Science Mindset Model: An Innovative Tool for Increasing Participation in Citizen Science for Youth from Underrepresented Groups, $147,760.00 for 5 years, 2016
  • The SONIMA Foundation. Houston Independent School District, Health and Wellness Program Evaluation Year 3, $126,028 for 1 year, 2016
  • Corporation for National and Community Service. Social Capital and Volunteering in Communities:

An Examination of County-Level Effects and Measures, $238,396 for 3 years, 2015

  • Institute for Nonprofits, NC State University. The PATH of Least Resistance: Ending Chronic Homelessness in the Triangle as Subcontractor, $86,185 for 5 years, 2006 
  • Voinovich Center for Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University, Leading with Vision and Strategy: Museums and Public Value as Subcontractor, $80,000 for 3 years, 2006
  • Positive Community Impact. Compassionate Capital as Subcontractor, $20,000 for 3 years, 2005

 

Research, Evaluation, and Consulting Projects

  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, 2019-2020
  • San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, 2017
  • Health and Wellness Program, Houston Independent School District, University of San Diego, 2015-2016
  • TrendSpotter, NC State Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement, 2015, 2012-2013,  https://www.philanthropyjournal.org/
  • PowerUp Laptop Initiative, Houston Independent School District, University of San Diego, 2015
  • San Diego County Technology Needs Assessment, University of San Diego, 2013-2014

http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/centers-and-research/institute-for-entrepreneurship-in-education/mobile-technology-learning-center/reports-and-publications.php

  • Using Social Network Analysis in Evaluation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2013/12/using-social-network-analysis-in-evaluation.html

  • EDU2011:Learning-on-the-Go, Phase 1 and Phase 2, University of San Diego, 2012-2013
  • NextGen Nonprofit Scholarship Program, University of San Diego, 2011-2013
  • CharlotteWorks, 2012
  • The Future of Nursing, Sage Colleges and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2011
  • United Agenda for Children, Council for Children’s Rights, 2010-2011
  • Weather Education Center, 2008-2009
  • The Working Poor, Community Link, NC, 2005-2006
  • Program Assessment and Review, Mecklenburg County, NC, 2005
  • Options for People Through Services, NY State Office for Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 2004
  • Corporation for National Community Service, Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2003-2004
  • NY State Cerebral Palsy Association’s Personal Outcomes Project, NY State Office for Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 1998-2004
  • Knowledge Exchange Conferences, NY State Office of the Comptroller, 2003
  • The Alliance for Real Property Tax Reform, NY State Office of Real Property Services, 1998-2003
  • Strategic Planning for the Gateway Arts Council, Shelby County, Ohio, 2002-2003
  • Strategic Planning for the NY State Dispute Resolution Association, 2001
  • Neighborhood Preservation Initiative, Pew Charitable Trusts, 1996-1998
  • Urban Neighborhood & Community Capacity Building Study, 1997-1998
  • Empowerment Zones/Enterprise Communities, U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development, 1995-1997
  • Patient Education about the Effect of Zidovudine, Columbia University, 1995-1996
  • Carrera/Dempsey Replication Programs, Robin Hood Foundation, 1994-1996
  • Community Family Planning Council, Robin Hood Foundation, 1994-1996
  • CT Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, CT Department of Social Services, 1993-1996
  • Rutherford-Polk-McDowell Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, NC Health Dept., 1993-1996
  • Housing Works, Inc., Robin Hood Foundation, 1993-1995
  • Stand Up Harlem, Robin Hood Foundation, 1994-1995
  • Community Engagement Process in Memphis, St. Louis, Austin, Danforth Foundation, 1995
  • Co-Operating School Districts, Danforth Foundation, 1994
  • Plaintalk, Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1994
  • Danforth-Compton Fellowship Program, Danforth Foundation, 1993

 

Teaching

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program

  • Public Organizations and Management
  • Grant and Contract Management  
  • Research Applications in Public Administration
  • Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Management
  • Urban and Community Development
  • Program Evaluation for the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
  • Advanced Program Evaluation
  • Independent Studies

Grant-writing; Policy Analysis; Nonprofit Sector & Faith-based Organizations; Project & Strategic Planning; Program Evaluation, Nonprofit Management

University at Albany, Rockefeller College

  • Performance Measurement in the Intergovernmental Zone
  • Basic SPSS for Windows

 

Dissertations and Theses

  • Dissertation chair (Faith Butta, Public Policy, UNC-Charlotte 2018 to present)
  • Dissertation committee member (Taryn Green, UNC-Charlotte, 2021 to present)
  • Dissertation committee member (Erin-Godly Reynolds, UNC-Charlotte 2018 to present)
  • Dissertation committee member (Andrew Gadaire, Psychology UNC-Charlotte 2020 to 2021)
  • Dissertation committee member (Khalil Salim, Psychology, UNC-Charlotte, 2017 to 2021)
  • Advisory committee/Thesis member (Evan White, Geography, UNC-Charlotte 2020)
  • Dissertation committee member (Jacqueline Tynan, Psychology UNC-Charlotte 2019 to 2020)
  • Dissertation committee member (Elmer Fos, Health Services Research, UNC-Charlotte, 2017 to 2018)
  • Thesis Examiner, Alicia McCoy (The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2018)
  • Dissertation committee member (Salma Inyanji, Public Policy, UNC-Charlotte, 2013 to 2017)
  • Thesis, Comprehensive Exam, and Dissertation committee member (J. Taylor Bishop, Psychology, UNC-Charlotte, 2014 to 2017)
  • Dissertation committee member (Melissa Strompolis, Psychology, UNC-Charlotte, 2010 to 2015)

 

Professional Service

  • Editorial Board, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 2015-2021
  • Member, ARNOVA, 1998 – 2021
  • Reviewer, ARNOVA, The Dugan Research Award on Philanthropic Impact, 2019
  • Reviewer, UNCC Urban Institute, Opportunity Faculty Fellowships, 2019
  • Member, ARNOVA Ad-Hoc Evaluation Committee, 2018
  • Board Member, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), 2012-2015
    • Chair, ARNOVA Board Strategic Planning Committee, 2015
    • Chair ARNOVA Board Publications Committee, 2015
    • Chair, ARNOVA Board Membership Committee, 2012-2014
  • Member, American Evaluation Association, 2003 – 2015
  • Member, NC Political Science Association, 2015 
  • Program Co-Chair, Nonprofit and Foundations Topical Interest Group (TIG), American Evaluation Association, 2009 – 2011
  • Secretary, ARNOVA Teaching Section, 2011 – 2012
  • Member, Technical Working Group, National Evaluation of the Social Innovation Fund, 2010 - 2011
  • Member, UNC-Charlotte’s Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Center, 2008-2012
  • Member, Central Piedmont Chapter, American Society for Public Administration, 2005 – 2009
  • Member, ARNOVA Teaching Section Conference Planning Committee, 2006
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, Israel Science Foundation, 2013, 2017
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2011
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Evaluation, 2008-2020, 31 reviews
  • Reviewer, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2006, 2009- 2020, 25 reviews
  • Reviewer, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 2005, 2010- 2020, 23 reviews
  • Reviewer, The Foundation Review, 2011 – 2019, 13 reviews
  • Reviewer, Evaluation and Program Planning, 2008-2018, 8 reviews
  • Reviewer, Public Performance and Management Review, 2012-2020, 20 reviews
  • Reviewer, International Review of Administrative Sciences, 2017-2018, 2 reviews
  • Reviewer, Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 2019, 2020 2 reviews
  • Reviewer, Administration & Society, 2019, 1 review
  • Reviewer, Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management, 2019-2020, 7 reviews
  • Reviewer, Voluntus, 2017, 2020 3 reviews
  • Reviewer, Community Development, 2017-2018, 2020 8 reviews
  • Reviewer, American Review of Public Administration, 2008, 2 reviews
  • Reviewer, Public Administration Review, 2011 – 2018, 7 reviews
  • Reviewer, Journal of Strategy and Management. 2015, 1 review
  • Reviewer, Eastern European Economics, 2013, 1 review
  • Reviewer, Voluntary Sector Review, 2012, 2018, 2019, 5 reviews
  • Reviewer, Politics and Policy, 2008, 1 review
  • Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Evaluation, 2018, 1 review
  • Reviewer, Calgary Press, Canadian Journal of Evaluation, 2011, external review for publisher
  • Reviewer, Westview Press, 2013, 1 review
  • Reviewer, Sage, 2011-2017, 6 reviews
  • Reviewer, Georgetown University Press, 2008-2009, 2 reviews
  • Reviewer, CQ Press, 2008, 1 review
  • Conference Track Chair, ARNOVA, 2011
  • Conference Proposal Review, Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, 2013
  • Conference Proposal Reviewer, American Evaluation Association, 2006 – 2012
  • Conference Paper Reviewer, Academy of Management, 2006 – 2010

 

 University Service

  • Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management Coordinator and Advisor, 2005 – 2021
  • MPA Student Advisor, 2005 – 2021
  • MPA and Nonprofit Management Certificate Program Admissions Committees, 2005 – 2021
  • MPA Assessment Committee, 2009 – 2018
  • MPA Marketing Committee, 2017
  • MPA Curriculum Committees, 2009 – 2016
  • MPA Alumni Group Advisor,  2015
  • POLS Department Review Committee, member 2013, 2018; chair 2014, 2015
  • Chair Comprehensive Review Committee, Convener, 2014
  • Ph.D. Health Psychology Advisory Committee Member and Affiliate Faculty Member, 2014 – 2021
  • Ph.D. Public Policy Affiliate Faculty Member, 2014 – 2015, Core Faculty Member 2015 – 2021
  • Ph.D. Public Policy Comprehensive Exam Review Committee, 2008, 2014 - 2021
  • MPA Student Group Advisor, 2010-2012
  • Gerald G. Fox Endowment Steering Committee Member, 2011-2012
  • POLS Department Review Committee, Member, 2012
  • POLS Department Review Committee, Junior Faculty Member Observer, 2010
  • MPA Strategic Plan Facilitator, 2009, 2014
  • Arts Administration/Nonprofit Management Faculty Search Committee, 2007
  • MPA Comprehensive Exams Committee, 2006 – 2007
  • Diversity Officer, 2006, 2019
  • Chapter Advisor,  Pi Sigma Alpha, 2005 – 2006

 

Guest Speaker/Panelist (Professional and Community Groups)

  • Program Evaluation, NC State – Americorps Training, March 20, 2020; March 19, 2021
  • ARNOVA Doctoral Fellowship Seminar Leader, November 20, 2019; November 13, 2018
  • Program Evaluation, MPA Public Management Academy, UNC-Charlotte, April 23, 2021; October 20, 2020; October 25, 2019; March 22, 2019; November 30, 2018; October 20, 2017
  • Strategic Planning, MPA Public Management Academy, UNC-Charlotte, March 24, 2017
  • Volunteer Program Evaluations, Metrolina Association of Volunteer Administrators, July 19, 2018
  • Nonprofit Management Education and Training, Charlotte Roundtable of Human Resource Directors, August 31, 2016
  • Nonprofit Management, UNCC Volunteer Program Assessment Practicum, Organizational Sciences, March 9, 2015
  • Expert Consultant on Capacity Assessment Frameworks, U.S. Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau, October 16, 2014
  • Participatory Evaluation in Today's Climate of Accountability: Reflections on the Possibilities and Challenges of Evaluation within a Public Sector Context Evaluation Association, October 17, 2013, Washington, D. C.
  • The Best Laid Plans: Evaluation in Complex Community-Based Organizations, Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, October 26, 2012, Minneapolis MN.
  • Uniting for Community Change: Lessons from Charlotte, Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, November 13, 2010, San Antonio, TX
  • Nonprofits and Evaluation – Lunch Roundtable, Southeast Ecological Community Psychology Conference, October 9, 2010, UNC Charlotte
  • Nonprofits and Accreditation, April 20, 2010, Eastern Evaluation Research Society, Galloway, NJ
  • Nonprofit Evaluation: Moving away from Accountability and Toward Improved Performance, Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, November 13, 2009, Orlando, FL
  • Methods for Evaluating Organizational Capacity and Development, National Evaluation Center at the AIDS Education and Training Center, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, October 26, 2009,  University of California, San Francisco
  • Nonprofits and Evaluation, April 21, 2009, Eastern Evaluation Research Society, Galloway, NJ
  • Succession Planning and Retaining Rising Leaders: Insights from Charlotte, NC, October 15, 2008, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC
  • Measuring and Evaluating Volunteer Contribution, May 8, 2008, Metrolina Association of Volunteer Administrators, Dowd YMCA, Charlotte, NC
  • Measuring Performance in Nonprofit Organizations, February 15, 2008, USC-Upstate, Spartanburg, SC
  • Crisis in Leadership: Nobody Available? November 1, 2007, MPA Alumni & Student Conference, UNC-Charlotte
  • Challenges & Recommendations for Using Evaluation in the Nonprofit Sector, November 4, 2006, Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, Portland, OR
  • Logic Models & Outcomes Measurement, July 6, 2006, Community Link, Charlotte,  NC
  • Beyond Nonprofit Accountability: Using Participatory Evaluation for Organizational Learning, March 29, 2006, Community of Nonprofit Scholars, NC State, NC
  • Understanding Program Evaluation Practice in Nonprofit Organizations, November 10, 2005, ASPA Center Piedmont Chapter, NC
  • Essentials in Public Management: Performance Measurement, November 10, 2004; ASPA Empire State Capital Area Chapter, NC
  • Strategic Program Evaluation, April 23, 2004; Executive Leadership Institute, Ohio University
  • Evaluating Housing & Community Development Activities, October 21, 2003; Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State, NY

 

Community Service

  • Road to Hire, 2021 (evaluation assistance)
  • Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood (Muslim Philanthropy Initiative) (strategic planning and program evaluation assistance)
  • Carolina Breast Friends, 2019-2020 (evaluation)
  • ARNOVA Strategic Plan, 2013 – 2016, 2018 (strategic planning and evaluation)
  • Dream Weavers of Matthews Basket Guild 2017 (nonprofit start-up assistance)
  • Open World Delegation – Tajikistan, 2013 (fundraising and evaluation)
  • ARNOVA Intercultural Competence and Communication Initiative, 2012-2013 (evaluation)
  • Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte, 2012 (evaluation)
  • City Employee of the Year Review Committee, 2011 – 2012
  • The Lending Tree Foundation, 2011 (evaluation and program planning)
  • Greater Mecklenburg Community Services, 2010 (grant-writing)
  • Leadership Academy, United Family Services, 2009 – 2010 (evaluation and project development)
  • Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, United Family Services, 2008 (evaluation)
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Iredell County, 2007 (evaluation and strategic planning)

 

 Awards and Honors

  • Bonnie E. Cone Professorship of Civic Engagement Award (2020-2022)
  • Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 2019 Best Paper Award (2020)
  • Reassignment of Duties, Fall 2017, UNC-Charlotte
  • Invited Author’s Award, April 20, 2009, Eastern Evaluation Research Society
  • Reassignment of Duties, Fall 2008, UNC-Charlotte
  • Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Honorable Mention, May 19, 2006, University at Albany
  • Title: Program Evaluation Use and Practice: A Study of Nonprofit Organizations in New York State; Dissertation Committee: Judith Saidel, Beryl Radin, Frank Thompson
  • Graduate Assistantship, 2002-2004, University at Albany
  • Graduate Assistantship, 2000-2001, University at Albany
  • Graduate Assistantship, 1998-2000, University at Albany
  • Graduate Assistantship, 1990-1991, University at Albany
  • Honor Society, 1990, Hartwick College          
  • Alice Dornet Award, Political Science, 1990, Hartwick College
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, 1989-1990, Hartwick College,
  • Faculty Scholar, Political Science, 1989, Hartwick College
  • Andrew B. Saxton Fellowship, 1988, Hartwick College        

 

Professional Experience

  • Independent Consultant,  1999 - present
  • Project Director of OPTS Evaluation (Options for People Through Services), NY State Office for Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities, Albany, NY, 2004
  • Graduate Assistant, Center for Policy Research, University of Albany, NY, 1998 - 2004
  • Assistant to the Editor, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 2001 - 2002
  • Senior Research Analyst, Rockefeller Institute of Government, Albany, NY, 1996 - 1998
  • Data Analyst, Philliber Research Associates, Accord, NY, 1992 - 1996

(October 28, 2021)