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Jesse Lecy

Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Biography: 

Jesse Lecy is a College Professor of Data Science and Nonprofit Studies at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions and an associate professor in the School of Community Resources and Development. He is currently the academic director of the master's degree in program evaluation and data analytics. His research examines the economics of the nonprofit sector with a focus on the life-cycles of charitable organizations, nonprofit entrepreneurship, and performance of social programs, as well as work on urban policies that promote strong communities. He has worked actively to integrate data science into public affairs and data-driven management practices in public and nonprofit organizations. He is an advocate of open science practices in scholarship and a co-founder of the Nonprofit Open Data Collective, a group of industry experts and data scientists that are committed to creating better data for the sector. 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Social Science Program: Non-profit Studies and Program Evaluation, Maxwell School, Syracuse University 2010
  • M.S. Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon 2006
  • B.A. in Peace Studies and Theology, University of St. Thomas, MN 2001

 

Research Interests: 
  • economic analysis for nonprofits
  • social innovation
  • organizational effectiveness
  • community development
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 524Found Prog Eval II: Res Design
CPP 527Found Data Sci II: Data Wrang
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 527Found Data Sci II: Data Wrang
CPP 529Data Analytics Practicum
CRD 792Research
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 524Found Prog Eval II: Res Design
CPP 527Found Data Sci II: Data Wrang
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 523Found Prog Eval I: Mult Reg
CPP 526Found Data Sci I: Data Prog R
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 586Data Analytics for Public Good
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 530Program Eval & Info Mgmt
PAF 586Data Analytics for Public Good
CPP 590Reading and Conference
PAF 593Applied Project
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 591Seminar
PAF 593Applied Project
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 510The Nonprofit Sector
NLM 530Program Eval & Info Mgmt
CPP 590Reading and Conference