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Mark Hager

Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4020
Assoc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4020
Biography

 

Mark A. Hager is Associate Professor in the School of Community Resources & Development, where he is co-director of graduate studies in nonprofit leadership and management. He is Editor-in-Chief of Nonprofit Management & Leadership.

Hager joined the faculty at ASU in 2008. Before moving to Phoenix, he was a Senior Research Associate in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, a Washington D.C. think tank.

His research includes studies of the scope, dimensions, administration, and financial operations of and reporting by nonprofit organizations. Hager earned his Ph.D. in organizational sociology at the University of Minnesota with a study of the causes of nonprofit organization closure.

Hager is a faculty affiliate of the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation and the ASU Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD). He is a member of the graduate faculty in the School of Community Resources & Development, the School of Social Work and the sociology programs in the School of Social and Family Dynamics.

Education

1999    Ph.D.   Sociology                                            University of Minnesota

Explaining Demise among Nonprofit Organizations.  Doctoral dissertation, University of Minnesota, Department of Sociology.

Gabriel G. Rudney Memorial Award for an Outstanding Dissertation in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research.  Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, November 2000.

Best Dissertation Award. Academy of Management, Public and Nonprofit Division, August 2000. 

1995    M.A.    Sociology                                            University of Minnesota

1990    B.S.     Speech: Rhetoric                                Kansas State University

Research Interests

Community of Science Keywords:

Arts Administration, Arts Planning or Policy, Community Development or Revitalization, Community Ecology, Community or Outreach Programs, Community Services, Community Studies, Corporate or Nonprofit Philanthropy, Museum Funding, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Theory and Behavior, Performing Arts, Public Policy, Regional Economics, Regional Planning or Policy, Social Organization, Social Sciences, Social Services Delivery, Social Welfare, Social Welfare Planning or Policy, Urban Sociology, Volunteers.

Publications

Mark A. Hager & E.C. Hedberg. 2016. "Institutional Trust, Sector Confidence, and Charitable Giving." Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing 28(3): 164-184.  Presented at the 2011 West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference, Tucson, AZ.

Mark A. Hager & Susanne McArdle. 2015. "Dimensions of Sales Tax Exemption Policy: The Arizona Model." Nonprofit Policy Forum 6(1): 45-58.

Mark A. Hager & Jeffrey L. Brudney. 2015. "In Search of Strategy: Universalistic, Contingent, and Configurational Adoption of Volunteer Management Practices." Nonprofit Management & Leadership 25(3): 235-254.

Kandyce M. Fernandez & Mark A. Hager. 2014. "Public and Private Dimensions of Grantmaking Foundations." Public Administration Quarterly 38(3): 405-439.

Kelly Proulx, Mark A. Hager & Kimberly Klein. 2014. "Models of Collaboration between Nonprofit Organizations." International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management 63(6): 746-765.

Mark A. Hager. 2014. "Engagement Motivations in Professional Associations." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 43(2S): 39S-60S. Winner, 2014 ASAE Award for Outstanding Academic Publication on Membership Organizations.

Mark A. Hager. 2013. “Gathering Information from Nonprofits: Toward Representative Survey Samples.”  Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership 3(1): 47-59.

Mark A. Hager.  2013.  “Toward Emergent Strategy in Volunteer Administration.”  International Journal of Volunteer Administration 29(3): 13-22.

Mark A. Hager & Elizabeth T. Boris. 2013. "Compensation for Governance in Grantmaking Foundations."  Public Integrity 15(1): 51-69.

Mark A. Hager & HeeKyung Sung.  2012. “Local Arts Agency Participation in Cultural Tourism Management.”  Journal of Heritage Tourism 7(3): 205-217.

Mark A. Hager & HeeKyung Sung.  2012. "Local Arts Agencies as Destination Management Organizations."  Journal of Travel Research 51(4):400-411.

Mark A. Hager & Mary Kopczynski Winkler.  2012. "Motivational and Demographic Factors for Performing Arts Attendance across Place and Form."  Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 41(3): 474-496.

Mark A. Hager & Jeffrey L. Brudney.  2011. "Problems Recruiting Volunteers: Nature versus Nurture." Nonprofit Management & Leadership 22(2): 137-157.  Winner, Editors’ Prize for Best Paper in Issue 22.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 510The Nonprofit Sector
NLM 592Research
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 510The Nonprofit Sector
NLM 590Reading and Conference
NLM 595Continuing Registration
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 510The Nonprofit Sector
NLM 592Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 499Individualized Instruction
NLM 510The Nonprofit Sector
NLM 590Reading and Conference
NLM 595Continuing Registration
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 510The Nonprofit Sector
NLM 592Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 499Individualized Instruction
NLM 510The Nonprofit Sector
NLM 590Reading and Conference
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 510The Nonprofit Sector
NLM 545Volunteer Resource Management
NLM 592Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 499Individualized Instruction
NLM 510The Nonprofit Sector
NLM 550Philanthropy:Theory & Practice
NLM 590Reading and Conference
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 510The Nonprofit Sector
NLM 545Volunteer Resource Management
NLM 592Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 499Individualized Instruction
NLM 510Foundations of Nonprofit Mgmt
NLM 550Philanthropy:Theory & Practice
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Mark A. Hager. Understanding Births and Deaths for the Nonprofit Sector. 2014 Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action (Nov 2014).
  • Mark A. Hager. Evidence-Based Volunteering Management: Bridging the Gap. 2014 Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action (Nov 2014).
  • Mark A. Hager. (Almost) 100 Years of the Charitable Deduction. 2014 Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action (Nov 2014).
  • Mark A. Hager, Kelly E. Proulx and Denise A. Wittstock. The Promise and Perils of Volgistics. 2013 Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action (Nov 2013).
  • Mark A. Hager and Lars Ward. Accountants as Fundraisers: Implications of Using Paid Preparers for Form 990. 2013 Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action (Nov 2013).
  • Mark A. Hager. The Influence of Publicness on Operations Transparency in Administrative Reporting. 2013 West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference, Berkeley, CA (May 2013).
  • Mark A. Hager and Susanne McArdle. Dimensions of Sales Tax Exemption Policy: The Arizona Model. 2012 Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action (Nov 2012).
  • Patrick Rooney, Thomas Pollak, Michal Kramarek and Mark Hager. Re-Evaluation of Overhead and Fundraising Efficiency Measures: The Role of Size, Age, and Subsector. 2012 annual meeting of the International Society for Third Sector Research, Siena, Italy (Jul 2012).
  • Mark A. Hager and Jeffrey L. Brudney. Universalistic versus Contingent Adoption of Volunteer Management Practices. 2011 Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action (Nov 2011).
  • Mark A. Hager and E.C. Hedberg. Institutional Trust, Sector Confidence, and Charitable Giving. 2011 West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference, Tucson, AZ (May 2011).
Service
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Chair, conference session -- "Geography and Philanthropy." (2014 - Present)
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Chair, conference session -- "Evolving Relations Between the Public Sector and the Nonprofit Sector" (2014 - Present)
  • Voluntaristics Review, Editorial Board (2014 - Present)
  • Search Committee, Lecturer in Nonprofit Studies, Chair (2014 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Graduate program, nonprofit studies, Co-director (2014 - Present)
  • Academic Grievance Committee, Member (2013 - Present)
  • Scaling Philanthropy: A Visual Tour of Mega-Gifts, Member, Advisory Council (2011 - Present)
  • Admissions Committee, Master of Nonprofit Studies, Member (2011 - Present)
  • Admissions Committee, Master of Nonprofit Studies, Member (2011 - Present)
  • ASU College of Public Programs Undergraduate Research Program, Poster judge (2011 - Present)
  • Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Editorial Board (2010 - Present)
  • Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Editorial Board (2010 - Present)
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Editorial Board (2009 - Present)
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee, School of Community Resources and Development, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Blind Peer Reviews, Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Editorial Board (2009 - 2014)
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Member, Best Conference Paper Committee (2014 - 2014)
  • Arizona Community Foundation, Scholarship Application Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Young African Leaders Initiative, Workshop leader (2014 - 2014)
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Chair, conference session -- "Nonprofit Human Services: Weathering the Financial Storm" (2013 - 2013)
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Panelist, "Building a Career in Academic – Early Stages" (2013 - 2013)
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Member, Best Dissertation Committee (2013 - 2013)
  • May 2013 member meeting of the Association for Volunteer Administration of Central Arizona and August 2013 member meeting of the Arizona Society of Volunteer Administrators in Healthcare, Phoenix, AZ, Workshop Presenter (2013 - 2013)
  • 2013 YNPN National Leaders Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Workshop Presenter (2013 - 2013)
  • YNPN Phoenix Leadership Awards, Judging committee (2013 - 2013)
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Convenor, Developing a Career as a Scholar & Teacher (2012 - 2012)
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Member, Best NVSQ Article Committee (2012 - 2012)
  • Arizona Community Foundation, Scholarship Application Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • YNPN Phoenix Leadership Awards, Judging committee (2012 - 2012)
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Chair, conference session -- "Assessing Nonprofit Quality and Effectiveness" (2011 - 2011)