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Angela EikenberryAngela Eikenberry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Date of Appointment: August 2007

Phone: (402) 554.3488
Fax: (402) 554.2682
Office: CB 115A

Advisor for MPA Nonprofit Concentration

Primary Expertise

Nonprofit organizations and management
Qualitative methods


BA International Studies (1993), University of Nebraska at Omaha
MPA (1998), University of Nebraska at Omaha
PhD Public Administration (2005), University of Nebraska at Omaha

Courses Taught

Public Administration & Democracy
Organization Theory & Behavior
Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
Nonprofit Fundraising
Critical Issues in Philanthropy
Qualitative Research Methods

Professional Research

Professor Eikenberry’s main research interests focus on the role of philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, and civil society in democratic governance. In particular, she has conducted extensive research on giving circles, a funding mechanism to emerge from the “New Philanthropy” environment in the U.S. and elsewhere, where individuals pool their resources and decide together where to give these away. Her book on giving circles was published in 2009 by Indiana University Press.


Visit Angela Eikenberry's website for a complete list of publications.

Professional Activities

Professor Eikenberry is managing editor of Administrative Theory & Praxis, on the board of Public Administration Quarterly and on the board of the Association for Research and Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, and advisory board for the Women's Philanthropy Institute. She is also a active member of the American Society for Public Administration, and the Public Administration Theory Network.