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Amanda Stewart

Assoc Professor

School of Public and International Affairs

Caldwell Hall 207

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Amanda J. Stewart is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration in the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University.   Mandi teaches in the Masters of Public Administration program, and her courses include Management of Nonprofit Organizations (PA536), Fund Development (PA539), and Grant Writing (PA540). Her research centers on nonprofit management, leadership, and organizational capacity. Mandi has over ten years experience working in nonprofit organizations ranging from small, local efforts to large, international organizations. Mandi has her Master’s degree in social work (macro focus) from Boston College and her Bachelor’s in business administration from Birmingham-Southern College. She received her PhD from the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University’s School of Public Affairs.



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Walk, M., Stewart, A. J., and Kuenzi, K. (Forthcoming) Investigating turnover intentions during organizational change: The role of negative appraisals, psychological contract violations and resistance to change. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 

Kuenzi, K., Stewart, A.J., and Walk, M. (2023). Pause but not panic: Exploring COVID-19 as a critical incident for nonprofit workers. Review of Public Personnel Administration. 

Kuenzi, K., Stewart, A.J., and Walk, M. (2022). How are nonprofit workers doing? Investigating the personal and professional impact of COVID-19. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research.  

Varkey, S., Lawrence, K., Chelbi, L., Stewart, A.J., and Clerkin, R. (2022). Outcome insights: Applying a New Public Governance lens to examine a capacity building initiative among the government and its partner. International Journal of Public Administration.*  

Kuenzi, K., Evans, L. and Stewart, A.J.  (2022). Birds of a feather: Homophily in nonprofit leadership.  Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.

Melville-Holder, J., Lawrence, K., Leight, M., Johnson, B., and Stewart, A.J. (2022). Preparing professionals: An educational needs-assessment from a worker’s perspective. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.* 

Kuenzi, K., and Stewart, A.J.  (2022). Promising pathways: Investigating personal factors that promote nonprofit executives. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs.   

Kuenzi, K., Stewart, A.J., and Walk, M. (2021, equal authorship). COVID-19 as a nonprofit workplace crisis: Seeking insights from the nonprofit workers’ perspective.  Nonprofit Management and Leadership. 

Kuenzi, K., Walk, M., and Stewart, A.J.  (2021). The role of financial burden in nonprofit sector commitment.  Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs.

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Select Presentations

  • Academy of Management, 2014, 2023
  • American Society of Public Administration, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018
  • Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, 2012-2023
  • International Society of Third Sector Research, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Southeastern Conference of Public Administration, 2015, 2016, 2018


B.S. Business Administration Birmingham-Southern College 2001

MSW Social Work Boston College 2005

Ph.D. Public Administration American University 2015

Area(s) of Expertise

Nonprofit management and leadership, Nonprofit capacity and performance