Kathleen  Fletcher

Kathleen Fletcher

Term Assistant Professor

Kathleen has been associated with the nonprofit management education program at USF for over 20 years. She began teaching as adjunct faculty in the Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) program in 1986 and became Program Director for the Nonprofit Management Program in 2005.

Prior to her current role at USF, she had been a consultant, trainer, and researcher in nonprofit management for over 25 years, specializing in nonprofit governance, strategic planning, and program evaluation. Besides teaching in the MNA program, she has taught courses in nonprofit governance to MBA students at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Her research activities have included studies on board/executive relations, ethnic diversity on nonprofit boards, and nontraditional board structures and practices.


B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Courses Offered
  • NPA 677: Governance and Strategic Planning
  • NPA 673: Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
  • NPA 616: MNA Summary Project

"The Impact of Receiving a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management on Graduates Professional Lives" Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, December 2005

"Governance Futures Case Studies" (with Judith R. Saidel). The Nonprofit Quarterly, Fall, 2003

"Building Diverse Boards: Lessons from a Case Study of Planned Parenthood Affiliates" In Perspectives on Nonprofit Board Diversity. National Center for Nonprofit Boards, 1999

"Nonprofit Management Education: U.S. and World Perspectives" (Co-edited with Michael O'Neill). Praeger Publishers, 1998.