At the UCF Center for Public and Nonprofit Management, our goal is to support the research interests of faculty and students, as well as the research needs of the community. Our sponsored research focuses on policy and management, but our faculty expertise is rich and varied. We also lead public service projects and offer unique, holistic training and technical assistance projects to build nonprofit organizational capacity. Through research and community engagement, our center improves policy and governance in partnership with communities from Central Florida and worldwide.

CPNM celebrates 10 years of research and community engagement

2008-2018 Highlights


Founding Director Naim Kapucu leads interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial center.


$1 million award to strengthen communities in Central Florida trains 80 nonprofit organizations across two years.


CPNM and UCF Emergency Management implement campus-based, all-hazards emergency plan.


New director, Thomas Bryer, establishes core research areas: collaborative governance, democracy and citizen engagement, diversity and inclusiveness, and sustainability.


Collaborative partnerships with new, expanded, Advisory Council chaired by Dave Krepcho, Second Harvest Food Bank.


Walking School Bus program organizes safe walking groups for schoolchildren through route mapping and volunteer training.


Homeless Education VISTA Project addresses the needs of homeless students in partnership with three counties.


Awarded Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award.


Deborah Carroll, the center's third director, created the new mission statement to support research on policy and management, and lead public service projects.


Eminent Scholars Lecture Series initiated in support of UCF goal to achieve international prominence.

For more information, please review the CPNM’s annual reports.
Directors: Naim Kapucu, Thomas Bryer and Deborah Carroll

Spring 2020 CPNM Eminent Scholar Lecture Series EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION REQUIRED Dr. Steven Cohen's discussion, Sustainability Policy: The Role of Government in Accelerating the Transition to an Environmentally Sustainable Economy", will consider a title Dr. Cohen co-authored Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy."…
Join us in Orlando, Florida on March 20, 2020 for the 14th Annual UCF Public Administration Research Conference. This conference brings together academics and practitioners to share innovative ideas and engage in discussions related to public administration and community leadership. This…
SPRING 2020 CPNM Research Seminar Series Dr. Seongho An will facilitate a discussion with Dr. Wansoo Im of Meharry Medical College. The discussion will consider Dr. Im's research on "How Community Mapping can support Community Engagement and Empowerment." Topic: Community Mapping: Community…

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CPNM Welcomes International Visitor Leadership Program

CPNM Welcomes International Visitor Leadership Program

The Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM) collaborated with the World Affairs Council of Central Florida, a network dedicated to educating and engaging Americans in international affairs and providing ...

New UCF Project Will Put Downtown Orlando Air Quality Data in Residents’ Hands

New UCF Project Will Put Downtown Orlando Air Quality Data in Residents’ Hands

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UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

The idea isn’t to limit where people should live based on potential risk, rather to give renters and buyers a more complete picture of potential hazards. ...

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