Dr. Julie Turner, professor and department chair of nonprofit administration, was recently selected to publish and present her research for the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council’s first international conference, hosted at the Cass Business School of City, University of London.
Turner’s publication, “Experiential Education in Nonprofit Management Curriculum: Assumption or Oversight?,” involved data collection and interviews of nonprofit faculty, nonprofit agency employers, and undergraduate students across the U.S. to determine trends and attitudes toward the use of experiential education in related degree programs, as well as sharing best practices to equip educators to incorporate strategies in an effort to ensure career readiness and bolster student engagement.
Turner first submitted a proposal in November for the three-day July conference. She was among 11 others selected by the panel of international interviewers to present their work.
“I am so honored to have been given this opportunity to contribute to my field at this level,” Turner said. “The work that we have started to advance scholarship, policy, pedagogy, and advocacy for the nonprofit sector and management education into all corners of the globe is quite remarkable, and I’m beyond fortunate to have been able to play a small role in this effort.”
Turner’s presentation was given to an audience of 120 conference attendees, and her research will be published in the Journal of Nonprofit Education & Leadership (JNEL) and Nonprofit Policy Forum (NPF) early this fall.