Professor Beth Gazley specializes in nonprofit management and civil society policy. She is a prolific writer and researcher, with 75 published works since 2001 addressing intersectoral collaboration, volunteerism, nonprofit governance, public service coproduction, association management, disaster planning, and other topics. Her current research examines civil society’s vulnerability and resilience to climate change.
Gazley spent 16 years in political organizing, fundraising, and management consulting before returning to graduate school. A member of the Indiana University Bloomington faculty since 2004, Gazley has received a number of publishing awards, along with two Indiana University President’s Awards (2018 W. George Pinnell Award for Service and 2012 Thomas Ehrlich Award), the 2012 RGK Center/ARNOVA Presidents Award, and a 2009 campus Outstanding Junior Faculty Award.
Gazley is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. She presently serves on the editorial boards of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and Nonprofit Policy Forum and is a past editorial board member for Public Administration Review and Nonprofit Management & Leadership. Gazley has also served as faculty director of O’Neill’s IUB MPA program (2016-2019) and as IUB Associate Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs (2019-2022).