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Mark Hager

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4020
Biography

Mark A. Hager is Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies in the School of Community Resources & Development. He is Editor-in-Chief of Nonprofit Management & Leadership.

From August 2008 to May 2010, Hager was Director of Research in the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation, and he still blogs there. Before joining the faculty at ASU, 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. In addition to book chapters, research reports, and professional presentations, his work on the behavior and work of nonprofit organizations has appeared in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, the Journal of Volunteer Administration, Nonprofit Quarterly, and the American Behavioral Scientist.

Hager is a faculty affiliate of the ASU Center for Organization Research and Design. 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.

He has worked with several students in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions' undergraduate research program, and is a regular committee member for theses and creative projects undertaken by Barrett honors students.

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
  • Kandyce M. Fernandez and Mark A. Hager. Public and Private Dimensions of Grantmaking Foundations. Public Administration Quarterly (2014).
  • Kelly Proulx, Mark A. Hager and Kimberly Klein. Models of Collaboration between Nonprofit Organizations. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (2014).
  • Mark A. Hager. Engagement Motivations in Professional Associations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2014).
  • Mark A. Hager and Elizabeth A.M. Searing. Ten Ways to Kill Your Nonprofit. Nonprofit Quarterly (2014).
  • . . Review of: Creative Communities: Arts Works in Economic Development (2014).
  • Kelly Proulx, Mark A. Hager and Denise Wittstock. The Promise of Information and Communications Technology in Volunteer Administration. ICT Management in Nonprofit Organizations (2014).
  • Mark A. Hager. Deaths, Near Deaths, and Reincarnations. (2014).
  • Mark A. Hager. Toward Emergent Strategy in Volunteer Administration. International Journal of Volunteer Administration (2013).
  • Mark A. Hager and Elizabeth T. Boris. Compensation for Governance in Grantmaking Foundations. Public Integrity (2013).
  • Mark A. Hager and Jeffery L. Brudney. Sustaining Volunteer Involvement. Volunteer Administration: Professional Practice (2013).
  • Mark A. Hager, Patrick M. Rooney and Thomas H. Pollak. How Fundraising is Carried out in United States Non-Profit Organizations. Voluntary and Non-Profit Management (2013).
  • Mark A. Hager and HeeKyung Sung. Local Arts Agencies as Destination Management Organizations. Journal of Travel Research (2012).
  • Mark A. Hager and HeeKyung Sung. Local Arts Agency Participation in Cultural Tourism Management. Journal of Heritage Tourism (2012).
  • Mark A. Hager and Mary Kopczynski Winkler. Motivational and Demographic Factors for Performing Arts Attendance across Place and Form. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2012).
  • Mark A. Hager and Jeffrey L. Brudney. Problems Recruiting Volunteers: Nature versus Nurture. Nonprofit Management and Leadership (2011).
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
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 510Foundations of Nonprofit Mgmt
NLM 545Volunteer Resource Management
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)