Dr. Shea is Associate Professor of Public Administration in the School of the Public Affairs & Civic Engagement at San Francisco State University (SF State). She is a community-engaged scholar whose work lies at the nexus of public policy and nonprofit studies, with research focused on public engagement and innovation in policymaking and implementation, organizational and policy learning, nonprofit finance, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
In 2012, Dr. Shea was awarded a President’s Award from SF State, to focus on a project titled Community Resilience: A Methodological Contribution to Measuring Community. She has since been awarded external and internal funding to support related community-engaged work. In addition, Dr. Shea has been awarded external funding to support collaborative research on the nonprofit sector and nonprofit finance. This work has resulted related research reports, conference presentations, and scholarly publications.
Shea has published in several scholarly journals, including Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Journal of Public Affairs Education, Evaluation and Program Planning, and Public Administration Review, written book chapters, and presented related work at more than twenty-five scholarly conferences. In 2013-2014, Dr. Shea won the Faculty Community Service Learning Award, given by SF State’s Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE). She has a broad teaching portfolio that includes nonprofit management, organizational behavior, leadership, research methods, and public policy.