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Jesse Lecy

Adjunct Professor in the MPNL program
    Degrees:BA in Peace Studies (University of St. Thomas, US). MS in Public Policy (Carnegie Mellon University, US). MS in Applied Statistics (Syracuse University, US). PhD in Social Science and Public Policy (Syracuse University (Maxwell School), US).


    Jesse Lecy is an Associate Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the MPNL program. His research examines the economics of the nonprofit sector, with a focus on the life cycles of charitable organizations, nonprofit entrepreneurship, performance of social programs, and urban policies that promote strong communities. He integrates data science into public affairs and data-driven management practices in public and nonprofit organizations. He’s 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 who are committed to creating better data for the sector. He’s also the academic director of the M.S. in Policy Analytics and Program Evaluation in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University.