Alicia M. Schatteman

Alicia Schatteman is the current director of the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies and an associate professor of nonprofit management in the Department of Public Administration in the School of Public and Global Affairs. She received her Ph.D. in public administration from Rutgers University-Newark and a master’s degree in communications management from Syracuse University. She also consults and conducts research in nonprofit strategic planning and performance measurement. Prior to returning to school for her Ph.D., she worked for 10 years in the public and nonprofit sectors as a communications specialist and then an executive director.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nonprofit management
  • Public administration
  • Performance management
  • Public communications
  • Citizen participation and electronic government

Recent Publications

  • Schatteman, A. and Liu, Li-Yin. 2020. “Embracing Technology: An Undergraduate Nonprofit Course to Improve Digital Literacy and Maximize Student Engagement” Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 10(4).
  • Schatteman, A. and Liu, L.Y. 2019. “Relationship between Capacity and Use of Performance Information in Nonprofit Arts Organizations”. American Journal of Arts Management. 7(10).
  • Deslatte, A., Schatteman, A., and Stokan, E. 2019. “Handing Over the Keys: Local Nonprofit Economic Development Corporations and their Implications for Accountability and Inclusion” Public Performance and Management Review 42(1): 90-114.

Honors Faculty Fellow (2021-2022)

As an Honors Faculty Fellow, Professor Schatteman will teach a seminar on, "'hat is my purpose? The work we value and the value of work", in fall 2021 in the University Honors Program. The Honors Faculty Fellowship program identifies faculty eager to teach innovative, exciting seminars of interest to highly-motivated students from across the university.

Alicia M. Schatteman

Associate Professor
Zulauf 114


Ph.D., Rutgers University

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Lunch break: noon-1 p.m.