Research Principles & Projects
By studying how nonprofits and public organizations collaborate, engage with communities, and thrive during crises we can discover system-based solutions that perpetuate socially equitable outcomes.
Center for Rural and Coastal Nonprofits
Drs. Kimberly Wiley
& Elizabeth Searing
A new inter-university research lab between Kennesaw State University, the University of Florida, and the University of Texas - Dallas studying the implications of crises and the resiliency tactics of rural and coastal nonprofit organizations.
Select Academic Publications:
Searing, E., Wiley, K., & Young, S.L. (Accepted). Resiliency Tactics during Financial Crisis: The Nonprofit Resiliency Framework. Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Available online first. https://doi.org/10.1002/nml.21478
Young, S.L. & Berlan, D. (2021). We are not all the same: What motivates individuals to be members of professional associations varies by sector. Voluntary Sector Review. Available online first. https://doi.org/10.1332/204080521X16125404492343***
Stull, J., Young, S.L., Searing, E., & Wiley, K. (Accepted). The public administration-politics dichotomy. In K. Schedler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Public Management.
Young S.L. & Wiley K.K. (2021) Erased: Why faculty sexual misconduct is prevalent and how we could prevent it, Journal of Public Affairs Education, DOI: 10.1080/15236803.2021.1877983 ***
Young, S.L., Searing, E., &Wiley, K. (2020). Squandered in real-time: How public management theory underestimated the public administration-politics dichotomy. The American Review of Public Administration. 50(6-7), 480-488. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0275074020941669 ***
Wiley, K., Searing, E., & Young, S. (2020). The utility of the advocacy coalition framework in a regional budget crisis. Public Policy & Administration. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0952076720905007 ***
Young, S., Wiley, K., & Searing, E., (2019). When politics and public administration collide: The impact on human service delivery. Illinois Municipal Policy Journal. 4(1) p. 104-120. https://las.depaul.edu/centers-and-institutes/chaddick-institute-for-metropolitan-development/research-and-publications/Documents/IMPJ_102-120_When_Politics_and_Public_Administration_Collide_copy.pdf ***
Young, S.L. (2018). Political skill of volunteer board members in the nonprofit milieu: A resource dependency perspective. International Journal of Volunteer Administration. 33(3) p. 28-52. https://volunteeralive.org/docs/IJOVA_Vol_XXIII_No._3_Dec_2018.pdf ***
Young, S., Wiley, K., & Searing, E. (2020, August 12). Chaos amidst the COVID-19 crisis: When politics topples public management. Medium.com, https://medium.com/3streams/chaos-amidst-the-covid-19-crisis-when-politics-topples-public-management-5fb65295bd6b ***
Young S., Wiley, K., & Searing, E. (2020, April 6). Voices from the Field: Tangible, Timely Tactics for Nonprofits during Crises. Nonprofit Quarterly, https://nonprofitquarterly.org/voices-from-the-field-tangible-timely-tactics-for-nonprofits-during-crises/ ***
Young, S. (2019, September 3). Spreading his fairy dust. In Poynter Institute (Ed.), Get the name of the dog, mind your word order, and other famous writing advice from Roy Peter Clark. https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/get-the-name-of-the-dog-mind-your-word-order-and-other-famous-writing-advice-from-roy-peter-clark/ ***
Young, S. (2017, June 30). How nonprofits can meet the challenges of the future. Tallahassee Democrat. http://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/2017/06/30/notes-nonprofits-how-meet-challenges-future/443990001/
Young, S. (2015, December 18). Advocating for children. Tampa Bay Times. https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-advocating-for-children-8212-how-guardian-ad-litem-changed-my-life/2258387/ ***