The Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM)
University of Central Florida is a recognized academic center that utilizes collaborative partnerships between faculty members,
students and community members to improve the understanding and practice of public and nonprofit management through research,
teaching and service.
We serve the public and nonprofit sectors' research, education and service needs in the Central Florida community and
The mission of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management at the University of Central Florida is to strengthen communities through relevant research by faculty and students
and through capacity building services to public and nonprofit organizations.
|CPNM Director, Thomas Bryer (second
from right), leads a workshop for community members.
Faculty research will strive to be relevant and useful for our diverse stakeholders, including local, regional, statewide, national, and international practitioners, and domestic and international public administration, planning, research administration, and nonprofit management scholars. Faculty research will serve as a fulcrum to challenge scholars and practitioners to strengthen communities.
Faculty research will be problem oriented, theory driven, and inter-disciplinary. Faculty will strive for a high degree of community involvement and interaction.
Core Research Areas
1. Collaborative Governance
2. Democracy and Citizen Engagement
3. Diversity and Inclusiveness
The University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida College of Health and Public Affairs
The University of Central Florida School of Public Administration
The Central Florida Nonprofit Nexus
ARNOVA, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action
ASPA, American Society for Public Administration
Central Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration
ICMA, International City/County Management Association
FCCMA, Florida City and County Management Association