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Beth Gazley

Associate Professor and Teaching and Learning Faculty Chair
(812) 855-1464
SPEA Room 410C

Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2004
M.P.A., University of Georgia, 2001
B.A., Middlebury College, Vermont, 1983
C.E.P., Certificat d’Etudes Politiques, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, France, 1982
C.F.R.E. (Certified Fund-Raising Executive), Association of Fundraising Professionals, 1996

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University 2011 -
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, 2013 -
  • Faculty Chair, Teaching and Learning Faculty, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University 2011 -
  • Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University 2004 - 2011
  • Affiliated faculty member: Political Science, Philanthropic Studies
  • Served as a fundraising professional and management consultant in various positions in Washington, DC, Connecticut and Georgia, for public interest, cultural, and higher education institutions from 1983–1999.

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service Learning, Indiana University Board of Trustees, 2012
  • 2009 Recipient, IU Outstanding Junior Faculty Award. Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Best 2007 Journal Article. Academy of Management, Public and Nonprofit Management Division, Anaheim, California
  • Trustee Teaching Award, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2007
  • William H. Newman Award for best conference paper based on a dissertation. Academy of Management, Public and Nonprofit Management Division, Atlanta, Georgia, 2006

Professional Interests
Public and nonprofit management, associations, intersectoral relations, collaboration, volunteerism

Current Projects
Professor Gazley is currently working on projects that examine intersectoral funding exchanges, the role of voluntary organizations in emergency planning, and board performance in professional and trade associations.

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • Gazley, Beth and Ashley Bowers, 2013. "What Makes High-Performing Boards: Effective Governance Practices in Member-Serving. ASAE Association Management Press.
  • Gazley, Beth. (forthcoming). Building collaborative capacity for disaster resiliency. In Disaster Resiliency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Eds. Naim Kapucu, Christopher Hawkins and Fernando Rivera). New Jersey: Routledge.
  • Laura Littlepage and Beth Gazley. (in press). Research on service-learning and the nonprofit sector. In Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment, Bob Bringle and Julie Hatcher (Eds.). Indianapolis, IN: Stylus Publishing.
  • Gazley, Beth. (2012). Predicting a volunteer’s future intentions in professional associations: A test of the Penner model. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Advance access via DOI: 10.1177/0899764012453207.
  • Gazley, Beth, Laura Littlepage and Teresa Bennett. (2012). What about the host agency" Nonprofit perspectives on community-based student learning and volunteering. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 41(6):1030-1051.
  • Gazley, Beth. (2011). Linking collaborative capacity to performance measurement in government-nonprofit partnerships. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 34(4): 653-673.
  • Co-editor (with David Van Slyke, Syracuse University) of a symposium issue on “The future of public administration: Critiques from the Minnowbrook III conference,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (January 2011).
  • McGuire, Michael C., Jeffrey L. Brudney, and Beth Gazley. (2010). The ‘New Emergency Management’: Applying the lessons of collaborative governance to 21st century emergency planning (pp. 117-128). In Rosemary O’Leary, David Van Slyke, and Soon Hee Kim. The Future of Public Administration, Public Management and Public Service Around the World: The Minnowbrook Perspective. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
  • Gazley, Beth, Won Kyung Chang and Lisa Blomgren Bingham. 2010. Board diversity, stakeholder representation and collaborative performance in community mediation centers. Public Administration Review, 70(4):610-620.
  • Gazley, Beth. 2010. Why not partner with local government? Nonprofit managerial perceptions of collaborative disadvantage. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39(1):51-76.
  • Christensen, Robert K. and Beth Gazley. 2008. Capacity and public administration: Analysis of meaning and measurement. Public Administration and Development, 28: 265-279.
  • Gazley, Beth. 2008. Inter-sectoral collaboration and the motivation to collaborate: Toward an integrated theory. L.B. Bingham and R. O’Leary (Eds.), Big Ideas in Collaborative Public Management (pp. 36-54). Armonk, NY: M.E Sharpe.
  • Gazley, Beth. 2008. Beyond the contract: The scope and nature of informal government-nonprofit partnerships. Public Administration Review, 68(1):141-154.
  • Gazley, Beth and Brudney, Jeffrey L. 2007. The purpose (and perils) of government-nonprofit partnership. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 36(3):389-415. Lead article. Winner of Academy of Management Public and Nonprofit Division 2007 Best Journal Article Award. Reprinted in translation in the Israeli Civic Leadership Association journal, 2008.