Michael Andrew Walton

Public Administration

Biography

Following several years working in the nonprofit sector, Michael entered the doctoral program in Public Administration to pursue research interests in the nonprofit sector. Generally, his research centers on areas of tension in nonprofit management; more specifically, his interests include the effects of professionalization in the nonprofit sector, the identities of nonprofit managers, and motives of nonprofit donors and volunteers. In the political science department at NC State he has instructed in-person undergraduate courses on nonprofits, and research methods, and in Spring 2017 will instruct an online introductory nonprofit course in conjunction with the Leadership in the Public Sector program (LPS). Michael holds a BA in History from the College of William and Mary, and a Masters in Public Administration from Old Dominion University.

Publications

Walton, M., Clerkin, R., Christensen, R., Paarlberg, L., Nesbit, R., and Tschirhart, M. (in press). Means, Motive, and Opportunity: Exploring Board Volunteering. Personnel Review

Presentations

Walton, M. & Fleming, C. (2016). “The effect of the entrepreneurial message on donor support preferences” presented at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Conference (ARNOVA), November 2016, in Washington DC.

Walton, M. & Fleming, C. (2016). “Entrepreneurial message framing and willingness to help” presented at the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECOPA), October 2016, in Raleigh, NC.

Walton, M., Clerkin, R., R., Paarlberg, L., Nesbit, R., and Tschirhart, M. (2015). “Means, Motive, and Opportunity: Exploring Board Volunteering” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2015, in Vancouver, BC.

Walton, M. (2014). “Big Data Applied: Exploring Big Data to inform nonprofit decision making” presented at the ARNOVA Conference, November 2014, in Denver, CO.

Clerkin, R., Penbrooke, T., Riester, M., Sudweeks, J., & Walton, M. (2014). “Tension in Nonprofits: Developing a theoretical model” presented at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Conference (ARNOVA), November 2014, in Denver, CO.

Walton, M. (2014). “Motivation and Choice: Investigating the relationship between volunteer motives and area of volunteer activity” presented at the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECOPA), September 2014, in Atlanta, GA.

Clerkin, R., Christensen, R. and Walton, M. (2013). “Motivation to Serve: Exploring the impact of public service motivation and geographic mobility on nonprofit board service” presented at the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECOPA), September 2013, in Charlotte, NC.

Walton, M. (2013). “Exercising Choice: An evaluation of equity in developmental disabilities policy” presented at the Social Equity Leadership Conference, June 2013, in Raleigh, North Carolina.