Meet our 2017 Hubert Project Fellows!

We’re thrilled to announce our new cohort of Hubert Project Fellows. These talented scholars will receive funding and support from the Hubert Project to create new multimedia learning materials on topics related to their areas of expertise. This year’s cohort consists of:

Learn more about our 2017 fellows and the learning materials they’ll be creating below.

Nonprofit Leadership Across Borders

Susan Appe headshotSusan Appe
Assistant Professor, College of Community and Public Affairs, Binghamton University

“Dr. Susan Appe’s research focuses on government-nonprofit relations and the dimensions and evolution of the nonprofit sector in both developed and developing countries. Currently she is examining how government policy influences and shapes civil society and nonprofit organizations and their work in social development; and how and why nonprofit organizations form national-level networks and their implications. In addition, Dr. Appe researches the challenges and opportunities in nonprofit management education, particularly in the context of Latin America, and she is also studying the development of international service learning in public affairs education… She received her PhD in Public Administration and Policy from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, SUNY.” (Source: Binghamton University)

About the Project

This e-case will focus on a small, international development NGO located in Upstate New York which provides resources for a wide-range of human services to a focused area in Kisumu, Kenya. Susan will be working with the NGO during the spring and summer of 2017 in Upstate New York and in Kenya in February 2017 while there as a Visiting Professor at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya; allowing for on-site fieldwork and information/material collecting for the e-case in both New York and Kenya.

Learning to Use Data in a Public Human Services Agency

Cheryl Camillo headshotCheryl Camillo
Assistant Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), University of Regina

“Cheryl Camillo is an interdisciplinary scholar-practitioner with over 25 years experience developing and implementing solutions to real-world social policy and governance problems. During her career, she has served in most roles of the public policymaking process, including grassroots organizer, lobbyist, campaign manager, policy analyst, senior federal policy advisor, state program executive, and evaluator/researcher. A graduate of Yale University and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, she is currently an Assistant Professor at JSGS responsible for teaching and researching public policy, health administration, and public administration. Born and raised on Canada’s border in Buffalo, New York, she is studying social policy implementation and health system management and reform within federal states and is promoting the exchange of ideas and lessons across national and subnational borders. Her research seeks to integrate research, policymaking, and public management perspectives.” (Source: Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy)

About the Project

In late 2007, the newly-created Office of Eligibility Services (OES) of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was given six months to implement the Governor’s top-priority “Medical Assistance to Families (MAF)” program, an expansion of Medicaid to tens of thousands of low-income parents and childless adults that became the model for the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. This learning material will use interviews, graphics and real-world data outputs to tell the story of how an anxious, demoralized, under-resourced staff of 150 mostly frontline workers with no prior data training or experience and its new executive director began to use data to successfully implement the MAF and other initiatives and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of OES’ day-to-day operations.

Ripe for Change: Just Food’s Recovery After Executive Misconduct

Heather Getha-Taylor headshotHeather Getha-Taylor
Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kansas

Heather is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas. She offers courses on public and nonprofit management and her research interests focus on collaboration, public service leadership, and human resources management. She has published over 40 articles, book chapters, and other reports on these and related topics. She is the 2015-2017 Faculty Fellow for the KU Center on Civic and Social Responsibility and the Book Review Editor for Public Integrity. In 2016, she received the Steeples Service to Kansans Award, which recognizes faculty members who provide significant service to the state as an extension of their teaching and research efforts. She holds a PhD in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and MPA from the University of Georgia.

About the Project

This e-case will detail a local nonprofit’s experience with executive fraud and present lessons learned on addressing and recovering from employee misconduct. Special emphasis will be given to identifying the organizational issues that may offer the potential for misconduct and recommendations for preventing and addressing similar events in other nonprofit organizational contexts.

Nonprofit Advocacy During Political Upheaval

Alicia SchattemanAlicia Schatteman
Associate Professor, School of Public and Global Affairs, Northern Illinois University

Alicia is a joint faculty member with the Department of Public Administration and the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies.  She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in Communications Management from Syracuse University.  She is currently a Service Learning Faculty Fellow at her Universiy.   A former nonprofit executive director, her research examines the nexus between government and nonprofit accountability including performance measurement and financial management.

About the Project

This e-case will examine advocacy efforts of nonprofits in Chicago, Illinois who focus on gender equity issues.  They recently received a grant from the Chicago Foundation for Women for advocacy efforts in light of the current political environment at the federal and state level in Illinois. These new administrations have and will affect nonprofits who serve underrepresented communities.  Material gathered for the case will include surveys, interviews, financial data, and analysis of communications and advocacy efforts.

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