Beth Gazley

Director, Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Program and SPEA-Connect Online MPA Program

(812) 855-1464
Room Number:
SPEA A319 in the O'Neill Center

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2004
  • M.P.A., University of Georgia, 2001
  • C.F.R.E., Certified Fund-Raising Executive, Association of Fundraising Professionals, 1996
  • B.A., Middlebury College, Vermont, 1983
  • C.E.P., Certificat d'Etudes Politiques, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, France, 1982


  • Doctoral Seminar in Nonprofit Management Research and Theory
  • Human Resource Management in Nonprofits
  • Management in the Nonprofit Sector
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership


Professor Beth Gazley specializes in nonprofit management, inter-organizational collaboration, the management of membership associations, and volunteerism. Best known for her groundbreaking work on nonprofit-government collaboration, Gazley is a prolific writer and researcher, with more than 60 published works since 2001. Gazley studies various aspects of nonprofit management, human resource capacity, and student community engagement and service learning. Gazley's ongoing research addresses governmental reliance on charities to fund public services.

Gazley spent 16 years in nonprofit fundraising and management consulting before returning to graduate school. A member of the IU faculty since 2004, Gazley has received several honors and awards including the campus Distinguished Service Award in 2017, the 2013 Indiana Campus Compact Brian Douglas Hiltunen Award for contributions to service-learning scholarship, the 2012 Indiana University Board of Trustees Thomas Ehrlich Award, and the 2012 RGK Center/ARNOVA Presidents Award for a project entitled Coproduction and Public Service Dependence on Philanthropy.


  • IU Distinguished Service Award (2017-18)
  • Steering Committee, Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University (ERI@IU), $55 million Grand Challenge grant
  • Author/coauthor of more than 24 articles in the past five years
  • Public Administration Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Nonprofit Management and Leadership editorial board member
  • $42,000 ASAE Grant for book on good governance and board development
  • 2012 Indiana University Board of Trustees Thomas Ehrlich Award
  • 2007 Trustee Teaching Award, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

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