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- Areas of Interest:
- Leadership and accountability involving public organizations ,
- Entrepreneurship and capital flow in developing countries ,
- Program evaluation, nonprofit management, organizational leadership, and cross-sector collaboration
- Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
- MPA, University of Pittsburgh
- B.S., Michigan State University
- A.A., Lansing Community College
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.
- Recipient of a $124,000 grant from the City of Savannah, Georgia, to assess Law Enforcement Arrest Diversion Behavioral Health Unit, a Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program funded by the US Department of Justice (2019)
“From Domestic Public Service to Global Agendas: Employing Comparative Public Administration Courses to Bridging between Life, Lessons, and Learning,”Occasional Paper Series, Section on International and Comparative Administration, American Society for Public Administration, 2 (1) 24-30, (January 2021)
“COVID-19: The ‘Midnight Special’ of Racial Inequity Illumination and its Third Sector Embeddedness,” International Journal of Policy Studies, 11 (2) 183-199, (November 2020)
Aid Donor Collaboration, Organizational Behavior, and Aid Flow Predictability: Not Your Father’s Bureaucracy, David Bell, Lexington Publishing (June 2020)
“Evaluation and Influence: The Evaluation Event and Capital Flow in International Development,”Evaluation Review (2017)
“Budgeting for Nonprofit Organizations” and “Professional Ethics,”Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (ed. A. Farazmand), Springer International Publishing, (2016)
“Organizations and Markets: Entrepreneurship and Capital Delivery Mechanisms in Developing Countries,”Global Business Transcendence: International Perspectives Across Developed and Emerging Economies, 35 (2014)
“How Nonprofit Leaders Evaluate Funding Sources,” (with K. Kearns, B. Deem, and L. Roberson) Nonprofit and Volunteer Sector Quarterly (2014)