Director, Nonprofit Leadership Program and Adjunct Professor
Department of Public Policy
B.A., University of Rhode Island, English
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Ph.D, University of Connecticut, Educational Administration
Harvard University, Management Development Program
Teaching & Research Interests
Dynamics of nonprofit strategic networks
Communication in the nonprofit sector
Human resource capacity issues of the nonprofit sector
Dr. David Garvey
David Garvey is the Director of the Department of Public Policy’s Nonprofit Leadership Program. The mission of the DPP’s Nonprofit Leadership Program is to strengthen the educational, communication and research infrastructure of the Connecticut and American nonprofit sector. Dr. Garvey has over twenty years of experience as a practitioner, editor, researcher, teacher and education designer in the nonprofit field. Prior to joining the University of Connecticut, Garvey founded and was executive editor of the New England Nonprofit Quarterly, now known nationally as the Nonprofit Quarterly.
Dr. Garvey is the Director of Encore!Connecticut, an award-winning experience and skills transition program for age 50+ managers and professionals seeking an encore career in the nonprofit sector, the Hispanic Leadership Institute sponsored by the Hispanic Federation, and is the Director of the department’s Internship and Professional Practice program. In partnership with the Urban Institute and the Connecticut Data Collaborative, Garvey was the principal investigator in the development of the Connecticut Nonprofit Strategy Platform, a web-based data resource on Connecticut nonprofits and communication tool for the Connecticut nonprofit sector.