Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Research Lab

University of Florida | Kimberly Wiley, PhD

Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Sciences

Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

Fall 2022 Research Lab Projects

Our team of graduate and undergraduate research assistants is practicing innovative qualitative methods with documentation of legislative advocacy for the Violence Against Women Act. We work in small teams to tackle both playful and more serious research endeavors. This year, the team is building several large qualitative datasets where we are exploring gender-based violence, nonprofit ecologies, and social media engagement. Meet our team and check out our Fall projects.

Drs. Sarah Young and Kimberly Wiley have published a call to action to the field of Public Affairs to end sexual misconduct in academia titled, "Erased" across 18 academic journal editorial spaces. Academic associations and Public Affairs programs around the globe are responding in great numbers to combat this issue.

When she's not playing with fun qualitative data in the research lab, Dr. Wiley researches nonprofits in crisis and nonprofits serving people in crisis. She has particular interest in domestic violence advocacy organizations serving families and youth. Her research questions often are rooted in her experience in the field of victim advocacy in local, state, and national nonprofit organizations.