College of Arts and Sciences

Maureen Emerson Feit, PhD

  • Maureen Emerson Feit, PhD
    PhD, Cultural Anthropology
    Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Program, Institute of Public Service
    Phone: 206-296-5457
    Building/Room: JEFF 401

    Biography

    Maureen Emerson Feit is the Director of the Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program. She teaches courses on the foundations of the sector and social justice, and supervises the practicum and capstone. She serves on the Board of Directors as the Vice-President of Membership for the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council. Maureen received her BA in Cultural Anthropology from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her dissertation focused on immigration between Vietnam and the United States.

    Maureen has more than 15 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector. She speaks widely about sustainability, leadership, and social equity in the nonprofit sector. Most recently she presented Curricular Guidelines for Nonprofit Education at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Conference. Maureen was invited by the US Embassy and the Latvian Community Initiatives Foundation to speak to NGO leaders about Nonprofit Sustainability.  She also conducted the research for the Philanthropy NW study Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

    Maureen serves on the curriculum committee for the Rainier Valley Corps, and served as Vice President for the Board of Directors of Powerful Voices.  Previously Maureen served as Associate Director of Community Schools Collaboration, and Development Director at Casa Latina, OneAmerica, and Powerful Voices.