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About Julianne Gassman

Dr. Julianne Gassman is on faculty at the University of Northern Iowa in the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services.  Dr. Gassman is a Professor in the Leisure, Youth and Human Services Division, the Campus Executive Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the Associate Director of Camp Adventure™ Child &Youth Services.  Julianne has taught in the area of nonprofit management for the past eight years and has sixteen years of teaching in leisure, youth and human services.  She is the author/co-author of four books including: Leadership Cases in Community Nonprofit Organizations; Managing for excellence: Programs of Distinction for Children and Youth, Contracting Child Care: A Case Study of the Military Child Care Act and Camp Adventure™ Youth Service; and Camp Leadership:  A staff Development Approach.
Dr. Gassman has numerous publications in the area of nonprofit management, youth development and organization culture in academic journals such as the Journal of Nonprofit Management and Leadership, the Journal of Ideology, the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, New Directions for Youth Development, Hong Kong Recreation Review and SCHOLE. Her international and national presentations have included presenting at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Leisure and Recreation Association of South Africa (LARASA), Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC), the Alliance Management Institute (AMI), Amy Reserve Youth Leadership, Education and Development Summit in Lihue, Hawaii, the National AfterSchool Association Conferences. Locally, Julianne has presented her work at the Iowa Nonprofit Summit, the Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit, and the Iowa School Age Care Alliance. Dr. Gassman has also provided trainings for the Department of the Navy in Patuxent River Navy Air Station in Maryland and in Yokosuka and Okinawa, Japan. 
Julianne’s work with Camp Adventure™ Child &Youth Services began in 1991 and has included serving as a camp counselor in Yokosuka, Japan, in 1992; camp director in Atsugi, Japan, in 1993; project coordinator in Germany in 1994, Okinawa, Japan, in 1995, Hawaii in 1996, and Korea in 1997.  She then assumed the responsibility of a project director in Europe supervising over 400 students from 1998 through 2001. She currently manages all the contracting and invoicing of approximately $4.5 million annually.  


Present Professor, Community Engagement, University of Northern Iowa Department of Health, Recreation, and Community Services


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University of Northern Iowa
Human Performance Center 107
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241

Office: HPC 107
Phone: (319) 273-2204


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