Renee Irvin

Associate Professor
Associate Department Head; Director, Master of Nonprofit Management Program; Director, Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management
School of Planning, Public Policy and Management
Phone: 541-346-2155
Office: 147A Hendricks Hall


Ph.D. (economics), University of Washington, Seattle (1998)
M.A. (economics), University of Washington, Seattle (1991)
B.A. (German), University of Oregon, Eugene (1984)

Summary of Interests

The economics of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. This includes regulatory oversight of nonprofits, endowment funding, comparative nonprofit/for-profit outcomes, philanthropy, and nonprofit financial management.

Courses and Seminars

  • Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Public and Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Seminar in Philanthropy
  • Public Sector Theory
  • NGO Management
  • Wealth Inequality and Policy

Recent honors

  • One of 75 authors chosen for writing the most influential articles (out of 3500+ articles) in Public Administration Review’s 75-year history.  The article chosen, “Citizen Participation in Decision Making: Is it Worth the Effort?” was published in 2004 and co-authored by John Stansbury.  Awarded March 2015 at the American Society for Public Administration annual conference.
  • Fulbright Scholar, 2009-10, Sun Yat-Sen University, School of Government, Guangzhou, China.