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Lindsey McDougle, PhD

Lindsey McDougle
Associate Professor, Rutgers SPAA
Director, PhD Program, Rutgers SPAA
CPS 338

Dr. Lindsey McDougle is an associate professor and director of the PhD program in the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of voluntarism, philanthropy, nonprofit management, and social inequality. Currently, Dr. McDougle's work focuses on how student participation in a specific form of service-learning, referred to as experiential philanthropy, relates to several outcomes such as the development of students' philanthropic identities, the expansion of foundation philanthropy, the fulfillment of higher education's civic mission, and ultimately the strengthening of our communities. She is former editor-in-chief of Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs (JPNA) and a second-term board member for the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). Dr. McDougle's work has been published in a number of scholarly outlets, including but not limited to Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Social Indicators Research, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.


  • PhD: University of San Diego, Nonprofit Leadership and Management 
  • MEM: Duke University, Environmental Economics and Policy 
  • BS: The Ohio State University, Human Dimensions in Natural Resources