Jessica K. A. Word

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Leadership
Expertise: Nonprofit Management, Human Resource Management, Public Management, Public Policy

Biography

Jessica Word is an associate professor in the School of Public Policy and Leadership at UNLV.

Her research focuses on capacity building in the public and nonprofit sectors. She also has expertise in program evaluation and organization theory.

Her work has been published in numerous journals including, Public Administration ReviewReview of Public Personnel AdministrationPersonnel ReviewPublic Personnel Management, the Journal for Nonprofit Management, and Spirituality and Religion. She's worked with notable national nonprofits such as the Girl Scouts of the USA, Volunteers of America, and Opportunity Knocks on issues related to employee engagement and burnout. She also co-edited The Nonprofit Human Resource Handbook with Dr. Jessica Sowa.   

Education

  • Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University

Jessica K. A. Word In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 10, 2020
Terri Janison does not know whether her nonprofit can still hold its annual gala at the newly built Allegiant Stadium this fall.
El Tiempo
June 10, 2020
Terri Janison does not know if her nonprofit organization will be able to continue hosting their annual gala at the newly built Allegiant Stadium this fall.
Las Vegas Review Journal
June 10, 2020
Terri Janison does not know whether her nonprofit can still hold its annual gala at the newly built Allegiant Stadium this fall.
Newswise
April 20, 2020
Performing arts centers. Hospitals. Museums. Social service agencies.

Articles Featuring Jessica K. A. Word

A UNLV student adds packed lunches to a crate.
Business and CommunityApril 14, 2020
UNLV Public Policy Professor Jessica Word on the vital role of nonprofits in good times and in crisis.