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Lewis Faulk Associate Professor 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.
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Lewis Faulk

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Lewis Faulk Receives Cleary Award

The annual award goes to an SPA faculty member who published exemplary research related to the nonprofit sector.
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Lewis Faulk

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SPA Assistant Professor Lewis Faulk Named CORD Fellow

SPA Assistant Professor Lewis Faulk has been appointed a research fellow of the Center for Organization Research and Design at the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs.
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Shaping the Future of Nonprofit Data

The School of Public Affairs recently brought together an engaged group of scholars from to explore better ways to collect and use data from nonprofits.
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