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Jessica Word, Ph.D.

Academic Director of Nonprofit Community & Leadership Initiative

Biography

Jessica Word is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Leadership at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She currently serves as the director of the Nonprofit, Community, and Leadership Initiative and the Graduate Coordinator for the School of Public Policy and Leadership. She received her doctorate from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University in 2006. Her research focuses on capacity building in the public and nonprofit sectors. Her work has been published in Public Administration Review, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Personnel Review, Public Personnel Management, the Journal for Nonprofit Management, Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, and The Innovation Journal. She has worked with such notable national nonprofits as the Girl Scouts of the USA, Volunteers of America, and Opportunity Knocks on issues related to employee engagement and burnout.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Public Administration - Florida State University, 2006

Areas of Expertise/Interest

Nonprofit management, public management, program evaluation, organization theory and public policy.