Kimberly Wiley, Ph.D.

Degrees: PhD., Public Administration, The Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University

MPA, University of Colorado Denver

BS, Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, University of Florida.

Bio: Kimberly Wiley is an Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield. She earned a PhD in Public Administration from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. Dr. Wiley joined the department in Fall 2016 and currently teaches PAD 542 Nonprofit Sector and Society and PAD 432 State and Local Community Development. Her teaching experience also includes social entrepreneurship and public policy. Dr. Wiley coordinates the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

The intersection of public policy and nonprofit management is her main area of research., Dr. Wiley is currently examining the impact of the recent Illinois budget impasse on publicly funded nonprofit organizations. Dr. Wiley also serves as a Research Fellow for the University of Illinois Springfield Center for Online Learning, Research and Service where she explores pedagogy in the online classroom.

Dr. Wiley brings with her thirteen years of nonprofit experience in the field of victim advocacy in local, state, and national organizations. After serving in multiple capacities in three domestic violence shelters in Florida, she spent several years with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the statewide administrative organization for Florida’s 42 certified domestic violence centers.

She resides in Springfield with her husband and three children and enjoys exploring the area hiking trails with her rambunctious dog.

Courses Taught: 

PAD 432 State and Local Community Development

PAD 501 Introduction to the Profession

PAD 502 Organizational Dynamics

PAD 533 Program Evaluation

PAD 542 Nonprofit Sector and Society

PAD 590 Grant Writing and Management

Previously Taught at Florida State University: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Gender-based Violence Policy in the United States, and Public Administration in Society

Partnerships & Affiliations: 

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)

Scholarly, Creative, & Professional Activities:

Publications

(2018) Wiley, K., & Berry, F. Compassionate Bureaucracy: Assuming the Administrative Burden of Policy Implementation. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

(2015) Wiley, Kimberly and Frances Stokes Berry.  Teaching Social Entrepreneurship in Public Affairs Programs: A Review of Social Entrepreneurship Courses in the Top 30 U.S. Public Administration and Affairs Programs.  Journal of Public Affairs Education. 21(3), 381-400.

Recent Conference Presentations

“’Bringing Spoons to a Gunfight’ Policy Implementation and Advocacy during the State of Illinois Budget Impasse.” presented at the Midwest Political Science Conference in Chicago, IL, April 2018. Co-authors Elizabeth Searing and Sarah Young.

“The Shifting Role of Nonprofit Advocacy Coalitions in the Policy Process.” Association for Research of Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. Austin, TX. November 2018.

“ Lost in Translation? Critical Pedagogy in the Online Classroom.” Association for Research of Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. Austin, TX. November 2018. Co-author Kelsea Hott

“Nonprofit Resiliency and the Illinois Budget Impasse” presented at the Association for Budget and Financial Management, Washington, DC., September 2017. Co-authors Elizabeth Searing and Sarah Young.

“Constructing Cohesive Policy Narratives” presented at the Midwest Political Science Conference in Chicago, IL, April 2017.

“#AwarenessMonth: Connecting Nonprofits with Stakeholders” presented at the American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, March 2017

“Compassionate Bureaucracy” presented at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., November 2016. Co-author Fran Berry

“When Accountability Trumps Mission” presented at the American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference in Seattle, WA March 2016

“Administering Conflicting Policy Narratives” presented at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, November 2015

“Teaching Social Entrepreneurship in Public Affairs Programs: A Review of Social Entrepreneurship Course in the US” presented at the American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, February 2015. Co-author Fran Berry

“Playing the Walnut Shell Game: Administering Conflicting Policy Narratives” presented at the American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, February 2015

“Citizen-Generated E-Governance: A Case Study of Open-Source Data and Geo-location Technology” presented at the Southeastern Conference of Public Administrators Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC, September 2013