Dr. Karen Ford, D.S.W.
Interim Director, SSLS
Website and general info:
Emily D. Blake
Student Services & Advising Coord.
Assistant Professor of Strategic Leadership Studies
Advisor to Nonprofit & Community Leadership Concentration
Contact Information Mailing Address
(o)540-568-7006 MSC 1505
(f) 540-568-7117 James Madison University
firstname.lastname@example.org Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Primary Research Interests
Nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, financial management, and accountability
Courses Frequently Taught
Courses in the nonprofit concentration including Philanthropy and Resource Development, Proseminar in Nonprofit Organizations, and Nonprofit Leadership and Accountability
Dr. Sloan joined the School of Strategic Leadership Studies in 2012. Prior to teaching, she worked in the nonprofit sector for ten years in a variety of management roles with a focus on youth programs, the arts, and resource development.
Her research has been presented at over twenty-five academic conferences, and she has served as a reviewer for Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Her research has appeared in the International Encyclopedia of Civil Society and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and she was selected as a 2009 Emerging Scholar from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Associations (ARNOVA).
Dr. Sloan has previously been affiliated with Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky. She received her bachelor’s degree from Alice Lloyd College and master’s degrees and doctorate in public policy and administration from the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Sloan is a member of the ARNOVA, the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), the Association for Public Budgeting and Finance (ABFM), and Academy of Management (Public and Nonprofit Division).