Robert Ashcraft

Director and Associate Professor, Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona

Robert Ashcraft is director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management, which provides a range of research, education and outreach activities designed to build nonprofit capacity in the region, and an associate professor of nonprofit management at Arizona State University in Tempe (ASU). Since 1984 he has also served as executive director of American Humanics at ASU, a program that recruits, educates, and places undergraduate students into service at nonprofit organizations. Dr. Ashcraft is a former senior policy adviser to the American Red Cross' National Office of Volunteers, and from 1974 until 1983, he worked for the American Red Cross as director of Youth and Community Volunteer Services, executive director of the Northern Arizona Chapter, and manager of the Central Arizona Chapter. Dr. Ashcraft holds a B.A. in broadcast communications from the University of Arizona, Tucson; an M.A. in human relations and behavior from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff; and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from Arizona State University, Tempe. He is a Fellow of Salzburg Seminar 364, The Independent Sector: Building on the Past and Looking to the Future, 1999, and served on the faculty of Session 389, Linking Theory and Practice in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, 2001, and was co-chair at Session 406, The Role of NGOs in the Health of Communities: Creative Partnerships, 2003.


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