Dr. Lauren Azevedo earned a doctorate degree from the University of Central Florida in Public Affairs with a concentration in Public Administration where her work focused on nonprofit management and leadership. Her dissertation was on Florida community foundations’ board capital and its impact on board effectiveness. Her research aims to better understand the role of community foundations in community development and social change. She has published along with colleagues at UCF in the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship and has additional work under review. Her academic and professional expertise surrounds nonprofit management, community foundations, capacity building, board governance, program evaluation, and diversity management. She has consulted with various nonprofits and government agencies in Florida, and presented findings in report and journal form (Journal of Latinos and Education) as well as at various conferences, like the American Evaluation Association (AEA), American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). She is a skilled grant writer, receiving over 2 million dollars in various programs for community based work on program evaluation and capacity building. Dr. Azevedo is currently a faculty member in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg.
Public Administration Education
Nonprofit Management & Leadership
Ethics & Cultural Competency
Ph.D. (University of Central Florida)
M.P.A. (Georgia Southern University)
B.A. (Mercer University)