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Katrina H. Norvell

Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise Public Administration
401) 254-4845

My Story

Katrina H. Norvell is the Program Director of the Baccalaureate in Public Administration for the School of Continuing Studies and an Assistant Professor Public Administration and Leadership in the Master of Science in Leadership and Master of Public Administration programs through the School of Justice Studies at RWU.  Dr. Norvell earned a Master of Business Administration degree and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.  Her research interests and areas of specialization include public and non-profit management and governance, community-engaged teaching and learning, citizen engagement, ethical leadership, program evaluation, and organizational theory and behavior.  Prior to joining the faculty at RWU, Dr. Norvell served as a faculty member at Providence College, Seattle University and Portland State University.  As a public service practitioner, Dr. Norvell served in leadership positions at several nonprofit organizations in Florida and Oregon.  Dr. Norvell is a member of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), and is the vice chair on the board of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE).  She is also a section editor of the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement a peer reviewer for the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning.