Dr. Alicia Schatteman is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies at Northern Illinois University. For 10 years, Alicia worked in local government and then the nonprofit sector, including four years as an executive director. She is an active academic researcher and she uses that research along with her engagement with the nonprofit sector to extend public conversations on social media and through her podcast (All Things Local).
She earned a doctorate degree in public administration from the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University, a master’s degree in Communications Management from Syracuse University, a master’s degree in Canadian Studies from Trent University, and a bachelor’s degree in public policy and public management from the University of Ottawa.
Her practical experience brings a holistic perspective to her teaching and research, as well as the consulting and training she does for nonprofit organizations in the northern Illinois region. Her research focuses on nonprofit resiliency related to strategic planning, financial management and performance management. She is currently on the board of the Sugar Grove Library Foundation and the I.N.C. Board, a community mental health nonprofit in Aurora, Illinois. Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, she has lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and, for the last 12 years, in Illinois.