Public Private & Nonprofit Management

Sound leadership and management are vital to organizational and governmental effectiveness. Schar School faculty analyze the ways citizens create civil society, interact with their government, and participate in public life.

Interested in interviewing one of our experts? Contact Communications Manager Buzz McClain at or 703-993-9603.

  • Photo of Alan J. Abramson

    Professor; and Director, Center on Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Enterprise

    Areas of Research: Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, Public Administration, Public Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Third-party (Collaborative) Governance
  • Photo of Zoltan Acs

    Professor Emeritus

    Areas of Research: Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Global & Domestic Business Environment, Managerial Economics & Public Policy, New Venture Creation, Technology Management, The Global Economy
  • Photo of Katrin B. Anacker

    Professor of Public Policy

    Areas of Research: Race and Ethnicity, Urban Policy, Housing
  • Photo of James N. Burroughs

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Public Management, Public Administration Ethics, Administrative Law, Judicial Process, and Organization Theory
  • Photo of Terry Clower

    Northern Virginia Chair in Local Government; Professor of Public Policy; Director, Center for Regional Analysis

    Areas of Research: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Regional Economic Performance, Economic Forecasting, Economic and Fiscal Impacts
  • Photo of James K. Conant

    Professor Emeritus of Policy and Government

    Areas of Research: Environmental Policy, Environmental Protection, Executive Branch Organization and Management, Federalism/State and Local Government, Leadership, Organizations, Public Administration, Public Budgeting, Public Law, Transportation Security, and United States
  • Photo of Justin Gest by Ron Aira

    Professor of Policy and Government

    Areas of Research: Comparative Politics, Diversity, Europe, Immigration Policy, International Migration, Islam, Middle East, Minority Politics, Muslim Politics, Qualitative Methods, Race and Ethnicity, United States
  • Photo of Jonathan L. Gifford

    Professor; Director, Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy

    Research Interests: Civil Engineering, Development and Delivery, Federalism/State and Local Government, Fiscal Policy and Budgeting, Infrastructure Finance, Public-Private Partnerships, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Urban Policy
  • Photo of Todd M. La Porte

    Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government

    Areas of Research: Energy Policy, Environmental Policy, Public Administration, Science and Technology Policy, Climate Change Adaptation, Energy and Climate Policy
  • Photo of Siona Robin Listokin-Smith

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Federalism/State and Local Government, Microeconomics, Political Economy, Quantitative Methods, Regulatory Policy, Private Regulation, Corporate Governance, Public Finance