Vickie Edwards

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Vickie Edwards
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
(269) 387-8945
(269) 387-8935
224E Walwood Hall, Mail Stop 5440
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School of Public Affairs and Administration
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5440 USA
  • Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia, 2012
  • M.P.A., Georgia College & State University, 2005

Dr. Vickie Edwards earned her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia's Department of Public Administration and Policy. She also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia College and State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of South Alabama. She has previously taught at Troy University, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Georgia College and State University, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research interests include nonprofit management, strategic planning and action, civic engagement, democratic governance, volunteerism, and organizational behavior. Dr. Edwards served as the Founding Managing Editor of the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs and was a founding trustee of the Midwest Public Affairs Conference. She has previously worked as a consultant to public and nonprofit organizations, and has worked as a program evaluator in the fields of education and health care. Dr. Edwards has been involved with a number of different nonprofit organizations that address a wide variety of issues, including animal rescues, sustainable agriculture, LGBT teen homelessness, and women's rights. Dr. Edward’s teaching experience and interests include:

PADM 3000: Nonprofit Advancement

PADM 4000: Seminar for Nonprofit Leadership

PADM 5830: Grant Writing

PADM 4100: Internship in Nonprofit Leadership

PADM 6080: Organization Theory and Behavior

PADM 6400: Nonprofit Governance

PADM 6481: Planning in NPOs

PADM 6780: Program Evaluation