June 30, 2016

New Program Coordinator of the MA in Nonprofit Management

The School of Arts, Sciences and Business at Notre Dame Maryland University is pleased to welcome Dr. Heather Carpenter as Assistant Professor of Business and Nonprofit Management and as Program Coordinator of the MA in Nonprofit Management degree program.

Prior to joining the faculty at NDMU Dr. Carpenter served as Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Nonprofit Financial Management, Fundraising, Human Resources, Nonprofit Technology, and Voluntarism and the Nonprofit Sector to graduate and undergraduate students.

She earned a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies with a Specialization in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego and a Master of Management in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois.  In addition, she previously served as Operations Manager for several nonprofit organizations in California and Illinois.

We are excited about Dr. Carpenter’s previous experience managing nonprofit organizations, her teaching philosophy and research agenda focused on experiential education and the nonprofit workforce, which are deeply connected to NDMU’s mission. -Dean Franklin

Dr. Carpenter’s research focuses on nonprofit management education, experiential education and professional development. She is co-author of the Jossey-Bass nonprofit guidebook: The Talent Development Platform: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations and she partners with many national nonprofit organizations to promote and support nonprofit careers and the nonprofit sector.

I look forward to coordinating NDMU’s nonprofit management program and helping students cultivate the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as leaders in today’s nonprofit sector.  -Dr. Heather Carpenter

About the MA in Nonprofit Management

Established in 1999, our program equips current and future nonprofit leaders to effectively manage the challenges, risks and opportunities in nonprofit management. Courses emphasize leadership, resource management, program development, fundraising and strategic planning.

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