Danielle Vance-McMullen, Assistant Professor

Dr. Danielle Vance-McMullen

Assistant Professor

130 McCord Hall
Office Hours
By Appointment

Classes Taught

  • PADM 4226: Intro Nonprofit Org
    PADM 7642: Res Dev Nonprofit Org


About Dr. Vance-McMullen

Dr. Danielle Vance-McMullen is an Assistant Professor in Public and Nonprofit Administration at the University of Memphis. Dr. Vance-McMullen received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Duke University in 2017. She also holds an M.A. in Economics (Duke), an M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management (IUPUI), and an M.A. in Philanthropic Studies (IUPUI). Prior to joining academia, Dr. Vance-McMullen worked as a consultant to nonprofit organizations, specializing in fundraising, board development, and strategic planning with The Alford Group in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Vance-McMullen's primary areas of research are nonprofit organizations and philanthropic giving. Her current work explores market structure and competition in the nonprofit context. She also conducts experiments to understand how changing giving options affect donor decision making. Dr. Vance-McMullen's research has been presented at the Science of Philanthropy Initiative's Philanthropy Innovations Conference, the Association of Researchers on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Associations Conference, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management Conference.