David Bell joined the O’Neill School as a clinical associate professor in 2019. He earned his Ph.D. in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also received his MPA with a focus on nonprofit management, specifically of NGOs. At the undergraduate level, he studied public affairs management at Michigan State University.
His research interests include leadership and accountability involving public organizations, entrepreneurship and capital flow in developing countries, program evaluation, nonprofit management, organizational leadership, and cross-sector collaboration.
Bell is a member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), and the Conference of Minority Public Administrators. He previously taught at Savannah State University and the University of Pittsburgh. He also has extensive management and executive experience at civil society organizations, including those that focus on human services and the banking industry.