Kelly Ann Krawczyk, MPA, Ph.D.

I am an Associate Professor and the Ph.D. Program Director in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University, and a core faculty member in Auburn’s MPA Program. I earned my Ph.D. in political science, as well as a Masters in Public Administration, from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Before beginning an academic career, I worked with a wide range of nonprofit organizations, both domestic and international, and I have applied experience in nonprofit management and governance, leadership, capacity building, resource development, volunteer and event management, proposal writing, and impact evaluation.

Research Interests and Areas of Expertise

The relationship between civil society and democratic governance

West African civil society

Civic engagement and political participation in Africa

NGO capacity-building and resource development



2013 Ph.D.

Wayne State University

Department of Political Science

Major in Public Administration, Minors in Public Policy and Comparative Politics

2010 MPA

Wayne State University

Department of Political Science, Concentration in Nonprofit Management

1996 B.S.

Wayne State University

School of Business

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