Kelly LeRoux

Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Kelly LeRoux is a Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research in the College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs (CUPPA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her nonprofit research is widely published in top journals spanning topics of nonprofit performance, governance, and nonprofits’ role in elections and policy-making. She is co-author of Nonprofit Organizations and Civil Society in the United States (Routledge Press, 2015) and co-editor of the forthcoming book Performance and Public Value in the Hollow State (E Elgar Press, 2021) assessing the outcomes of government-nonprofit partnerships across a variety of policy areas including public education, economic development, public health, social welfare, and parks and recreation. Sponsors of her research have included the National Endowment for the Arts, Kresge Foundation, the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, and Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy at UIC, and the RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service. She currently serves on the advisory board for two national nonpartisan voter education organizations, Vote Smart and Nonprofit Vote. She is the co-founder of the newly-formed GOTV Lab, a capacity-building initiative whose mission is to make democracy more inclusive through evidence-based mobilization strategies.