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Lewis Faulk Associate Professor Department of Public Administration and Policy

Additional Positions at AU
Affiliate Faculty, Management Department, Kogod School of Business
Associated Faculty, AU Center for Innovation
Faculty Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Center
Degrees
PhD, Joint Degree, Public Policy, Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology

Bio
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, Affiliate Faculty of the Management Department at Kogod School of Business, Affiliated Faculty of American University’s Center for Innovation, Visiting Scholar at Independent Sector in Washington, DC, 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 entrepreneurship, 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, determinants of early organizational success, 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 the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 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.

Teaching

Spring 2020

  • PUAD-682 Nonprofit Resource Development

  • PUAD-899 Doctoral Dissertation

Summer 2020

  • SPA-085 Topics in Public Affairs: How to Start a Non-Profit

Fall 2020

  • PUAD-681 Managing Non-Profit Orgs

  • PUAD-899 Doctoral Dissertation

  • SPA-085 Topics in Public Affairs: Managing Nonprofit in Crisis

AU News & Achievements

Lewis Faulk

Achievements ·

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

Achievements ·

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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NPD Projects Notes

Research ·

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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