Jessica Berrett

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Jessica Berrett

Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Public Administration
ACAD 321
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Summer Office Hours: by appointment

Biographical Information

Dr. Jessica Berrett, an Assistant Professor within the College of Public Service at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, brings a wealth of expertise to her role. She earned her Ph.D. in Public Administration from the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University. Additionally, Dr. Berrett holds a Master of Business Administration with a specialized concentration in nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship, which she earned from Syracuse University. Her academic journey began with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Within the realm of nonprofit management, Dr. Berrett’s work is highly regarded, particularly her research focused on nonprofit financial and performance management. Her scholarly contributions have found publication not only in prestigious academic journals such as Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, VOLUNTAS, Journal of Nonprofit and Public Affairs, The American Review of Public Administration, and Public Management and Performance Review but also in renowned publications like The Wall Street Journal.

Her unwavering dedication to the social sector spans nearly twenty years, marked by her invaluable experience in nonprofit fundraising, management, and consulting. In her capacity as a faculty member, she plays a pivotal role in shaping the academic landscape, teaching a diverse range of graduate-level courses for the Department of Public Administration, including Introduction to Public Administration and Public Service, Capstone Seminar, Strategic Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Financial Management, and Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Earned Revenue Strategies.

Further exemplifying her commitment to the advancement of the social sector, Dr. Berrett is an integral part of the Editorial Board of Nonprofit Management and Leadership, where she has made significant contributions to the field. Notably, she co-founded the Early Nonprofit Scholars Fellowship Program, an initiative dedicated to helping early-career scholars navigate the publishing process, gain recognition for their work, and interact with senior scholars in the nonprofit research community.

Areas of Interest

  • Nonprofit management
  • Performance management
  • Financial management
  • Efficiency

Curriculum Vitae