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Judy Millesen

Professor and Director of MPA

Address: 14 Coming Street
Office Hours: by appointment
Phone: 843.953.6697
E-mail: millesenjl@cofc.edu
Personal Website: http://puba.cofc.edu/


Judy Millesen joined the College of Charleston in January 2018. She currently serves as the MPA director and teaches class on public administration and nonprofit management.  Her research makes a strong link between theory and practice and focuses on nonprofit administration and capacity building in the sector with special interests in board governance and community philanthropy. She has produced research reports on the strategic decision-making behavior of community foundation boards, nonprofit capacity-building in the Pittsburgh region, the evaluation practices of nonprofits in New York and Ohio, board motivation in Maine, and most recently work on philanthropy and community economic development in central Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in such journals as Journal of Public Affairs Education, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Quarterly, Public Integrity, and Voluntas. Millesen received her MPA from the University of Hartford and her Ph.D. in public administration from the University at Albany (SUNY).