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Susan Phillips

Comparative public policy for the third sector; philanthropy and nonprofits; public management

Phone:613-520-2600 x 2633
Email:susan.phillips@carleton.ca
Office:5213 River Building
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Graduate Supervisor, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership

Teaching Concentrations: Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership; Public Management
Courses Taught: PANL 5002 – Policy and Legal Environment, PANL 5007 – Policy and Program Evaluation

Susan Phillips serves as Supervisor of the Master and Graduate Diploma of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.  Susan joined the School in 1988 and was Director from 2005-2014. Her research focuses on the evolving relationship between government and civil society, specifically on comparative analysis of the policy, regulatory and financing frameworks that enable (or constrain) the work of nonprofits and philanthropy. She is co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Philanthropy, 40 chapters by leading international scholars, and is conducting a SSHRC-funded study of community foundations and place-based philanthropy.

Susan is serving her second term as a board member of the International Research Society for Public Management and in 2015 was elected Secretary of ARNOVA, the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. She is a former member of the Policy Advisory Boards of Imagine Canada  and Volunteer Canada, and  Past Fellow of the Wellesley Institute and the Canada School of Public Service.

In 2015, Susan was awarded Carleton University’s ‘Research and Academic Impact’ Award which recognizes ‘outstanding contributions that entail mobilizing one’s teaching, research, and administrative skills to play a notable role in building on institutional strengths and connections.

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