Ph.D., Public Administration (2015), Florida Atlantic University
Master of Public Administration (2002), University of Central Florida
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Arts, History and Political Science (1987), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Evans joined the UTC Department of Political Science & Public Service in Fall 2016. Her research interests include nonprofit performance management, volunteerism and service learning, ethics, and social equity/diversity.
Prior to joining the world of academia, Dr. Evans spent more than 20 years working as a nonprofit practitioner. She spent the majority of her nonprofit career with Special Olympics, based first in the international office in Washington, DC and more recently in state and local Special Olympics programs in Florida. She managed sports training and competition programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities, volunteer management programs, and taught Special Olympics coach training programs.
Dr. Evans serves on the board of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Section for Women in Public Administration and on the board of the ASPA Section on Ethics and Integrity in Governance. She is also an active member of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Section on Values, Religion, Altruism and Drawbacks (VRADS).
Upcoming courses include:
PANM 3150 Nonprofit Resource Development and Management
PANM 3250 Legal Aspects of Nonprofit Management
PANM 5370 Resource Development in Nonprofit Organizations
Past teaching experience includes: Introduction to Nonprofit Volunteer Management, Administrative Process and Ethics, Organization Behavior, Managing for Excellence in the Public and Nonprofit Sector