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Dr. Kimberly Wiley is a qualitative methodologist and nonprofit scholar. She serves as an assistant professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. Her research and teaching centralize nonprofit management and they build off her professional experience in the field of gender-based violence victim advocacy. She develops innovative tools for examining various qualitative data types in team-based settings.



Nonprofits interact with public policy in ways that both support and constrain their viability. In times of political uncertainty, nonprofits may be forced to choose between fulfilling their mission and complying with emerging public policy that challenges their programmatic goals. Our research team is documenting how nonprofits remain resilient when change occurs that is out of their control. Interviews with nonprofit leaders are currently underway.



Erased: Call to Action For the Discipline of Public Affairs

Drs. Kimberly Wiley and Sarah Young called on the discipline of Public Affairs to take a stand against faculty sexual misconduct in "Erased: Why Faculty Sexual Misconduct is Prevalent and How We Could Prevent It." Their award-winning work was published in the Journal of Public Affairs Education. Academic associations in PA rapidly responded by publishing a Letter to the Discipline, an abridged version of Erased, across fourteen of the field's journals and platforms.


In this Graham-Pelton Making Mission Podcast episode, Anna Schlia talks to Dr. Kimberly Wiley, Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Sciences at the University of Florida, who led a team of researchers to code 1,160 TikTok videos from 58 nonprofits to better understand how organizations use the platform – and which messages engage their audiences the most. We also learn from Darcy Porter, Associate Director of Communications and Content Strategy, who has harnessed the power of TikTok at SUNY Brockport to mastermind everything from student influencers to a viral video memorializing a beloved campus squirrel. 

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