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