UT Dallas PNM News and Accolades – July 2021July 13, 2021
Featured news, awards, and publications from the The Public and Nonprofit Management Program at the University of Texas at Dallas.
𝗨𝗦 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 – 𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗔𝗳𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗿𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗱 #𝟭 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗧𝗲𝘅𝗮𝘀, # 𝟯𝗿𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗲𝘅𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟱𝟴𝘁𝗵 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆!
We are thrilled to announce that the Public and Nonprofit Management Program at UT Dallas has been ranked # 58 by US News among 285 schools. We are the 1st best program in Public Affairs in North Texas and 3rd best in Texas. We are grateful to our wonderful faculty, students, alumni for making this happen!
𝗨𝗧𝗗𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗮𝘀 𝗣𝗡𝗠 𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗱 #𝟳 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗿’𝘀 𝗗𝗲𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗼𝗻𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗶𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁
Great news for this week! We are thrilled to share that UTDallas Public and Nonprofit Management Program has been ranked #7 Best Bachelor’s Degree in Nonprofit Management by Study.com Standout schools are selected based on Department of Education data on tuition, retention, and graduation rates. In addition, selected institutions offer collaborative and hands-on learning opportunities along with clubs and organizations that promote nonprofit management skills. Alumni of many of the programs also land careers at well-known and highly established companies and organizations. We are thankful to our students, faculty, alumni, and administration as they are the reason behind our achievement!
𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗗𝗥. 𝗬𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗝𝗨𝗡 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗞 𝗢𝗡 𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗦𝗨𝗖𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗙𝗨𝗟 𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗗𝗘𝗙𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗘
Please join us in congratulating our Doctoral Candidate in Public Affairs, Yongjun (Tony) Park on successfully defending his dissertation “Conscripts or Volunteers: Assessing the Impacts of Organizational Behaviors and Attitudes on Korean Military Sector Performance” today.
Dr. Park has always been an extraordinary member of our PNM Family. After his graduation, he will be an assistant professor (tenure track) in the Department of Public Administration at the Korea Army Academy in Yeongcheon. Many congratulations, Dr. Park. We are proud to have you in the program! We wish you luck and success in your future endeavors.
𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗗𝗥. 𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗛𝗥𝗜𝗡 𝗨𝗣𝗢𝗠𝗔 𝗢𝗡 𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗦𝗨𝗖𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗙𝗨𝗟 𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗗𝗘𝗙𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗘
Please join us in congratulating our Doctoral Candidate in Public Affairs, Shahrin Upoma, on successfully defending her dissertation titled “Through a Gender Lens: Leadership and Charitable Giving in Faith-based Nonprofit Organizations” yesterday. Dr. Upoma has always been an extraordinary member of our PNM Family. She will be joining the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the University of Minnesota as a Fellow for the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Leadership and Management. Way to go Dr. Upoma!
𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗗𝗥. 𝗗𝗛𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗜 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗖𝗞𝗦 𝗢𝗡 𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗦𝗨𝗖𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗙𝗨𝗟 𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗗𝗘𝗙𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗘
PNM program is proud to have the most hardworking and outstanding students. Please join us in congratulating our Doctoral Candidate in Public Affairs, Dhriti Stocks, on successfully defending her dissertation titled “Beyond Tiebout: Towards a theory of philanthropic engagement in education in local communities” yesterday. Dr. Stocks is currently the Director of Corporate Relations at Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Her research is focused on the intersection of philanthropy and public education. Many congratulations! We at PNM are very proud of you and wish you the best of luck in your future journey!
𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗗𝗥. 𝗭𝗘𝗘𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗡 𝗡𝗢𝗢𝗥 𝗢𝗡 𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗦𝗨𝗖𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗙𝗨𝗟 𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗗𝗘𝗙𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗘
Please join us in congratulating our Doctoral Candidate in Public Affairs, Zeeshan Noor, on successfully defending his dissertation titled, “Digital Media Use by Nonprofit Organization: Relationships, Causations, and Comparisons”. Dr. Noor will be joining the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy as a Postdoc Research Associate this summer. Many congratulations! We at PNM are always proud of you and wish you the best of luck in your future journey!
[𝗣𝗡𝗠 𝗣𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡] 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗨𝗽 𝗡𝗼𝗻𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗶𝘁: 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆-𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝗻𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗶𝘁 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
We are thrilled to share with you a recently published paper “Growing Up Nonprofit: Predictors of Early-Stage Nonprofit Formalization ” by our PNM Professor, Dr. Elizabeth Searing and Dr. Jesse D. Lecy, Arizona State University. This study examines the process by which nonprofits leave the small, informal, startup phase and begin the next life stage characterized by growth and formalization.
We are thrilled to introduce a recently published study by PNM Professor Dr. Paul Battaglio with colleagues from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Management and Healthcare Laboratory. The study analyzes self-determination theory through a series of empirical tests in the Italian Healthcare Sector.
𝗣𝗡𝗠 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗿, 𝗗𝗿. 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗞𝗶𝗲𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲, 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀
The 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 has recently taken place. We are so happy and proud of our graduates from City of Plano, Texas Government and the City of Richardson. Many congratulations!
Join us in congratulating our PNM Ph.D. student 𝗔𝗹 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻-𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 on achieving SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society Inductee and UTD MVC’s SALUTE Membership Scholarship. Your hard work and academic success is an inspiration for many peers!
𝗣𝗡𝗠 𝗔𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗻𝗶 𝗔𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗙𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗲𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗱𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗱 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆
At 27 years old, Brown has dedicated her career and time to advocating for climate justice in Texas as an organizer with the Sunrise Movement.
“It started with us making food at my apartment for one of the shelters, and then the next day cooking for 200 people in my kitchen who didn’t have water. The next day, it was 1,400 people” Soon, a coalition of mutual aid formed as Amber brought together different grassroots organizations to coordinate their resources and strategies to be as effective as possible. Latin X’s program, Feed the Revolution, used funds raised by Sunrise to support cooking thousands of free meals for community members in dire need
𝗣𝗡𝗠 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗟𝗲𝘅𝗶 𝗝𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻, 𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱-𝗥𝘂𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗨𝗽 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗡𝗔𝗦𝗣𝗔𝗔-𝗕𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝗶𝗺𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
We are extremely proud of our student, Lexi Jenson and her team for winning Global Second-Runner Up of the 2021 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. This year, over 400 students from 120 universities in 30 countries took part in the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. Participants competed virtually at one of the four virtual competitions hosted on February 27 and March 6, 2021. A total of four teams, who came out on top during the regions, the competition “All-Stars”, competed for the championship on April 17, 2021. Please join us in congratulating Lexi and her amazing team!
𝗣𝗡𝗠 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝗗𝗿. 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗵𝗿𝗶𝗻 𝗨𝗽𝗼𝗺𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱
We are thrilled to share that our PNM student, Dr. Shahrin Upoma was recently recognized for the “Student Diversity Award” by the UTD Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This award recognizes individuals who have committed to embracing, enhancing, and celebrating diversity at all levels of UTD. You are an inspiration for many of us. Way to go, Dr. Upoma!