The Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies is an interdisciplinary, faculty-governed center that engages in a range of activities that support leadership and development of domestic and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), with a particular focus on regional and global NGOs that are headquartered in northern Illinois. Faculty, staff, and students work with the NGO sector in research, education and training, and engagement to promote the professionalization of NGO management and to increase their capacities to provide services to their clients. Faculty from throughout the university participate in its activities.
The Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies offers both a B.A. and a B.S. degree for a major in nonprofit and NGO studies (NNGO) that is designed primarily for students seeking a career in public affairs in government, voluntary social agencies, and public interest groups. Each student must complete the required courses of the major along with 15 semester hours in interdisciplinary electives related to the worlds in which nonprofits and NGOs operate, chosen with an adviser. Several university departments participate in the major in nonprofit and NGO studies.
Nonprofit and NGO Studies Faculty
Christopher Einolf, Ph.D., University of Virginia, associate professor, director
Anne G. Hanley, Ph.D., Stanford University
Laura Heideman, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison), assistant professor
Alicia Schatteman, Ph.D., Rutgers University, associate professor
Mark Schuller, Ph.D., University of California, associate professor