Joanne Carman has received the Bonnie E. Cone Professorship in Civic Engagement for an ongoing commitment to civic involvement that has positively impacted the University’s relationship with the community.
Carman is a core faculty member in the Master of Public Administration program and has served as coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management for 15 years.
Over the course of her career, Carman has worked with dozens of public agencies and nonprofit organizations in the Charlotte area and beyond. The overarching goal of her research and evaluation is to improve the way public and nonprofit services are provided.
She engages her students in community-based research that responds to specific community needs and designs and oversees each experience to ensure it is productive and valuable for both student researcher and community partner. Her work with the nonprofit sector is highly regarded as she works with them to design evaluations that help organizations make meaningful program improvements and demonstrate the value of services.
Carman joined the Department of Political Science and Public Adminsitration in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in 2005. She earned a doctoral degree and a master’s degree from Rockefeller College, University of Albany (SUNY) and a bachelor’s degree from Hartwick College.
Words: Aimee Hawkins | Image: Courtesy of Joanne Carman