Elizabeth M. Gillespie

Elizabeth M. Gillespie, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration and is affiliate faculty with the Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Memphis. She earned her doctorate in public administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research interests include citizen and social movement engagement and activism through philanthropy and nonprofits, social change and gender lens philanthropy, feminist theories and practices, and grant-making foundations. Before her academic career, Elizabeth spent a decade working in the nonprofit field primarily in a human services nonprofit based in Des Moines, Iowa.

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