jfox08@hamline.edu
Jeannie Fox, Hamline professor of Practice and Director of Nonprofit Management

Contact Info

Jeannie Fox
651 523-2869
East Hall 219E

Jeannie Fox

Professor of Practice and Director of Nonprofit Management

Contact Info

Jeannie Fox
651 523-2869
East Hall 219E

Biography

Professor Fox has over 20 years experience in nonprofit organizations and public agencies. She most recently served as chief of staff to former Minnesota Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie. Following a career as a senior manager in nonprofit direct service organizations, Fox lobbied on behalf of the nonprofit sector at all levels of government during a nine-year tenure as the deputy public policy director for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. She previously held adjunct faculty positions at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Duluth campuses and was a 2012 State Department Legislative Fellow in the Dominican Republic. Fox’s publications include chapters in the textbooks, “Nonprofit Management 101” and “The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations.”

Teaching Style

Fox prefers to bring real life experience into the classroom through case studies and guest speakers who are working in the field. She will challenge students to think critically and to use policy analysis frameworks in their understanding of civil society. Her goal is to elevate the public’s understanding of nonprofits and to highlight their proper role among the public and private sectors.

“The model of ‘charity’ is an outdated notion of how nonprofit organizations operate in today’s world. Nonprofits have a legal, corporate structure and exist to fill a void left unmet by the private and public sectors.” Fox said. “Hamline’s programs are part of training leaders for the new nonprofit economy which is extensive, complex and robust.”

-Jeannie Fox