Dr Amanda Janis Stewart

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Assistant Professor


Amanda J. Stewart is an assistant 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) and Fund Development (PA539). Her research centers on nonprofit management and foundation behaviors. 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.

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Nonprofit management and leadership
  • Nonprofit capacity and performance
  • Philanthropic foundation grantmaking 


  • Association Executives and Nonprofit Executives Career Study with Kerry Kuenzi
  • Applying Carrying Capacity:  A Case Study of One Nonprofit Sector with Jessica Haynie and Kerry Kuenzi
  • Adapting Strategies of Philanthropic Foundations
  • Nonprofit Education Survey Project with Kerry Kuenzi and Marlene Walk
  • Skill Based Volunteering with Richard Clerkin and Jason Coupet


As you sow, so shall you reap? Evaluating if targeted capacity building improves nonprofit financial health. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, forthcoming. With Lewis Faulk. 

Exploring nonprofit executive turnover. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 2016. 

Network connections and competitively awarded Funding: The impacts of board network structures and status interlocks on nonprofit organizations’ foundation grant acquisition. Public Management Review, 2015. With Lewis Faulk, Jurgen Willems, and Jasmine M. Johnson. 

Toward more targeted capacity building: Diagnosing organizational capacity needs across organizational life stages. Voluntas, 2015. With Fredrik Andersson and Lewis Faulk. 

Administrative growth and grant payouts in nonprofit foundations: Fulfilling the public good amidst professionalization? Public Administration Review, 2014. With Lewis Faulk. 

Evolution of a monitoring and evaluation system in disaster recovery: Learning from the Katrina Aid Today National Case Management Consortium. New Directions for Evaluation, 2010. With Kelly Stiefel and Celine Carbullido.


  • PhD in Public Administration from American University, 2015
  • Master in Social Work from Boston College, 2005
  • BS in Business Administration from Birmingham-Southern College, 2001