Department of Public Administration and Policy
Sarah Pettijohn (BA, The University of Texas at Austin; MPA and graduate certificate in nonprofit management, The University of Texas at Dallas) is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. Her research focuses on nonprofit organizations as well as nonprofit and public management. Specifically, she studies the effect of government contracts and grants on nonprofit organizations and their managers. Ms. Pettijohn was named an Emerging Scholar by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the leading scholarly association studying nonprofit organizations, in 2011 and a Founders Forum Fellow in 2010 for the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Ms. Pettijohn has work experience as a junior news and research analyst for a hedge fund, a grants coordinator for a local nonprofit organization, and a research associate at the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute. She has also taught in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. Ms. Pettijohn will teach an undergraduate class on nonprofit management and leadership.