Nonprofit organizations, management and leadership, civic engagement, comparative education, human rights
Dr. Suárez is an assistant professor at USC Price. He teaches courses on public management, organizational theory, and leadership in the nonprofit sector. His current work focuses primarily on the relationship between managerialism and organizational outcomes and the consequences of professionalization for the nonprofit sector. He is particularly interested in collaboration, advocacy, and civic engagement, issues that link nonprofits to public agencies and the policy process. Ongoing projects include research on: management in international and local NGOs; foundations and social justice grantmaking; public-nonprofit partnerships in national parks; education and the human rights movement.
His work has been published in numerous journals including: the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Administration & Society, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Voluntas, Sociology of Education.
Suárez received his Ph.D. in Education and M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California, Davis.
Suárez, D. and H. Hwang, “Resource Constraints or Cultural Conformity? Nonprofit Relationships with Businesses”; Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations; Forthcoming
Suárez, D. and P. Bromley, “Professionalizing a Global Social Movement: Universities and Human Rights” ; American Journal of Education; Forthcoming
Suárez, D., “Grantmaking as Advocacy: The Emergence of Social Justice Philanthropy”; Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 22(3): 259-280; 2012
Suárez, D. and Y. Lee, “Participation and Policy: Foundation Support for Civic Engagement and Community Organizing in the United States” ; Public Management Review, 13(8): 1117-1138; 2011
Suárez, D., “Collaboration and Professionalization: The Contours of Public Sector Funding for Nonprofits”; Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 21(2): 307-326; 2011
Suárez, D., “Street Credibility and Management Credentials: Careers of Nonprofit Executives in an Evolving Sector”; Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39(4): 696-716; 2010
Suárez, D., “Nonprofit Advocacy and Civic Engagement on the Internet”; Administration & Society, 41(3): 267-289; 2009
Suárez, D., F. O. Ramirez, and J.W. Koo, “UNESCO and the Associated Schools Project: Symbolic Affirmation of World Community, International Understanding, and Human Rights”; Sociology of Education, 82(3): 197-216; 2009
Suárez., D., “Rewriting Citizenship? Civic Education in Costa Rica and Argentina”; Comparative Education, 44(4): 485-503; 2008
Suárez, D. and H. Hwang, “Civic Engagement and Nonprofit Lobbying in California”; Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 37(1): 92-112; 2008
Suárez., D., “Human Rights and Curricular Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean”; Comparative Education Review, 51(3): 329-352; 2007
Suárez, D., “Education Professionals and the Construction of Human Rights Education”; Comparative Education Review, 51(1): 48-70.; 2007
Suárez, D. and F. O. Ramirez., “Human Rights and Citizenship: The Emergence of Human Rights Education”; In Carlos A. Torres (Ed.), Critique and Utopia: New Developments in the Sociology of Education, 43-64. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.; 2007Tags: David Suarez, Suarez