Joanne Carman, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) where she teaches in the Master of Public Administration program. She is currently the Senior Fellow for Faculty Engagement for the Office of Urban Research and Community Engagement at UNC Charlotte and the advisor and coordinator for students in the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management program.
Joanne’s research focuses on organizational capacity building, program evaluation, leadership, and governance. In 2020, Joanne was awarded UNC Charlotte’s Bonnie E. Cone Professorship in Civic Engagement, an award given to faculty whose teaching and research embody the university’s commitment to civic involvement. She is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
Jaclyn Piatak, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and teaches courses in the Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program. Her research centers on nonprofit and public management, volunteering, and public policy. More specifically, she examines how to manage human capital in nonprofit organizations from sector differences in employment to managing volunteers to advancing inclusion.
She previously served as Associate Editor for the Review of Public Personnel Administration and as Associate Editor for the New Voices section of the open access Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs. She currently serves on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, the American Review of Public Administration, Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation, Public Personnel Management, and Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance. She is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
Tracey Coule, PhD, is a Professor (Emeritus) at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, former Programme Leader for the School’s Professional Doctorate (DBA) and Co-leader of the university wide Voluntary Action Research Group. She held research and policy analysis roles within the nonprofit sector, with responsibility for undertaking and commissioning research activities, policy analysis and strategy development before entering academia.
Tracey’s research focuses on organizing and managing work in nonprofit organizations and its linkages to wider societal arrangements, supplemented by a strong interest in research philosophy and methodology. Specifically, she conducts research on forms and processes of governance and accountability, public service innovation in nonprofit organizations, the role and power of nonprofits in institutional change and nonprofit-state relations. She served on the boards of Voluntary Sector Review and EMES International Research Network, is co-editor for a forthcoming handbook on critical perspectives on nonprofit organising (Edward Elgar), has published research monographs (Routledge), chapters in several edited handbooks and in international journals such as NVSQ, Public Administration, and Business and Society.
She has extensive experience of applied research on nonprofit organizations, governance, organization development, public service innovation, social policy and a passion for policy and practice relevant research. She has played major roles in research projects for central government, statutory health bodies and national and local nonprofit organizations. Tracey is currently Research-to-Practice Editor at NVSQ.