UNCW Welcomes National Volunteer Management Expert Jeffrey L. Brudney as New Distinguished Professor

Dr. Jeffrey L. Brudney

Monday, October 01, 2012

Wilmington, N.C. - UNCW has a new faculty resource in the field of nonprofit management: Jeffrey L. Brudney is the inaugural holder of the Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector position in the Department of Public and International Affairs.

Brudney comes to UNCW from Cleveland State University's Maxine Levin College of Urban Affairs, where he held the position of Albert A. Levin Chair of Urban Studies and Public Service, the first endowed professorship in America combining classroom teaching with direct public service to cope with the problems of the urban environment.

Brudney's emphasis on applied learning benefits both the undergraduate and graduate students at UNCW, as well as the local nonprofit organizations that they assist.

According to the Urban Institute, Brudney is "the foremost research expert on volunteer management programs and community volunteer centers in the United States." In 2010, the United Nations requested Brudney's expertise, inviting him to be the only American to participate on the United Nations Volunteers Programme Technical Advisory Board as it prepared the first-ever State Of The World's Volunteerism Report.

Additionally, Brudney was one of two researchers that led the first nationally representative study on the status, practices and prospects of volunteer management in the United States, which culminated in the report, Volunteer Management Capacity in America's Charities and Congregations (Urban Institute). The distinguished professor's work is also used by both the Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the two leading organizations for volunteer support and grant-making in the United States.

Brudney is the Editor in Chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the top journal in nonprofit studies internationally, which will now make its home at UNCW. He is the author of Fostering Volunteer Programs in the Public Sector: Planning, Initiating, and Managing Voluntary Activities (Jossey-Bass), and the co-author of Applied Statistics for Public and Nonprofit Administration (Thompson-Wadsworth).

Media Contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations, weavera@uncw.edu, 910-962-7631.