Professor Beth Gazley specializes in U.S. nonprofit management and civil society policy. She has published more than 85 research articles, books, and commentary addressing intersectoral collaboration, volunteerism, nonprofit governance, public service coproduction, association management, disaster response, and other topics. Her two current projects examine civil society’s vulnerability to climate change, and the present American ‘Culture Wars’ which include political attempts to restrict the constitutional rights of nonprofits.
A member of the Indiana University Bloomington faculty since 2004, Gazley is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a regular major media commentator. She has received a number of publishing, service, and research awards. 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 and in campus leadership as an Associate Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.
Recently, her commentary has appeared in The Chicago Tribune and she co-authored the Indiana Natural Disaster Preparedness Study in 2023. You can follow her work on Google Scholar.