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About Susan Appe

Dr. Susan Appe's research focuses on government-nonprofit relations and the dimensions and evolution of the nonprofit sector in both developed and developing countries. Currently she is examining how government policy influences and shapes civil society and nonprofit organizations and their work in social development; and how and why nonprofit organizations form national-level networks and their implications. In addition, Dr. Appe researches the challenges and opportunities in nonprofit management education, particularly in the context of Latin America, and she is also studying the development of international service learning in public affairs education. She has published articles related to government-nonprofit relations and collaborative governance and has taught several courses in arts management, public administration, and public policy. She has been awarded several research fellowships that include a Fulbright in Colombia in 2006, a Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin's RGK Center on Philanthropy and Community Service in 2010, and a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship in Ecuador in 2010. From 2007-2009, Susan conducted research for the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society at the University at Albany, SUNY and was a Research Fellow at the Center for International Development in Albany, NY in 2009-2010. She also served as a Visiting Researcher at the Andean University in Quito, Ecuador in 2010. Professor Appe was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant for 2015-2016 and hosted by Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Quito, Ecuador. She received her PhD in Public Administration and Policy from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, SUNY.


Present Assistant Professor, Binghamton University--SUNY
Present Assistant Professor, Binghamton University--SUNY

Curriculum Vitae


  • PAFF 564 / CCPA 464 - Sustainability in an Era of Globalization: Local Development in the Andes
  • PAFF 523 - Introduction to Policy Analysis
  • PAFF 555 / LACS 480C/580C - Introduction to International Nongovernmental Organizations
  • PAFF 552 - Issues in Nonprofit Administration
  • PAFF 551 - Introduction to Management and Leadership In Nonprofit Organizations
  • PAFF 521 - Foundations of Public Service


Certificate, University of Oregon ‐ Not-For-Profit Management
PHD, University at Albany, State University of New York ‐ Public Administration and Policy
Masters, University at Albany, State University of New York ‐ Public
Masters, University of Oregon ‐ Arts Management
Bachelors of Art, Saint Michael's College ‐ Fine Arts

Contact Information

(607) 777-9182
University Downtown Center, Room 341


Recent Works (3)

Research Works (11)