I have been in higher education for approximately 35 years having served on the faculty at 5 different universities. I have worked on several international projects in Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. I have spent my professional career studying and teaching about nonprofit/ nongovernmental organizations and their management. I have served as project evaluator on several funded projects focusing on substance use treatment and recovery; community, economic and sustainable development; and program service outcome. I serve as an ad hoc reviewer for several professional journals. I serve as a Site Visitor for the Commission on Accreditation (COA) for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Internationally, I have served as a consultant on nongovernmental organization management in Latvia, Austria and the Czech Republic; taught community practice in Korea, consulted on and taught evaluation, organizational and program design, plus community resilience and development in Poland, the Slovak Republic, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Bangladesh, Thailand and Cambodia; lectured on the nongovernmental sector, citizen participation and civil society in the Czech Republic and Austria.