Department of Public Administration and Policy
Lewis Faulk is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Dr. Faulk is a Fellow of the Metropolitan Policy Center at American University, Affiliated Faculty of American University’s Center for Innovation, and Research Fellow of the Center for Organizational Research and Design at Arizona State University.
Dr. Faulk's research focuses on nonprofit management, nonprofit finance, and the intersection of nonprofit organizations and public policy. His current research investigates how nonprofit organizations respond to neighborhood gentrification and resident displacement, the effects of competition in the nonprofit sector, new public policies and policy tools that support social innovation, and factors that influence foundation grant-making, organizational capacity, financial health, and performance.
Dr. Faulk has a Ph.D. in Public Policy with a concentration in Nonprofit and Public Management from the joint Ph.D. program in Public Policy at Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received the 2012 Gabriel G. Rudney Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. His research has been published in Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, International Public Management Journal, Public Performance & Management Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Foundation Review, and Nonprofit Policy Forum.