Jennifer Dodge

Examines the role of nonprofit organizations in public deliberation and democratic governance

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Jennifer Dodge

Assistant Professor
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Department: Public Administration and Policy

Framing facts (and symbolic politics), citizen participation, nonprofit advocacy, environmental policy conflicts (fracking, environmental justice)

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Jennifer Dodge is an assistant professor of Public Administration and Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Her research interests include the role of nonprofit organizations in public deliberation, policy advocacy, and democratic governance; public and social change leadership; environmental politics; and the application of qualitative research methods to the study of public administration and policy.

Dodge has published articles in Policy Sciences, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Policy & Society, Public Administration Review, Critical Policy Studies, and in The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents, and the Handbook of Action Research.

She has presented her work at several conferences including the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the Public Management Research Conference (PMRC), the American Political Science Association (ASPA), and the international Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference (IPA).

Dodge is currently a book reviews editor of Critical Policy Studies, and a member of the Leadership Collective of the Community and Grassroots Associations section of ARNOVA. Previously, she conducted policy research at MDRC, and has partnered with various organizations to support nonprofit and public leadership including the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the US State Department, and the NYC Research and Organizing Initiative.

Dodge earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Skidmore College, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in public administration from The Wagner School at New York University.