Faculty Experts – Lauren Miltenberger, Ph.D.

Lauren Miltenberger, Ph.D.

Lauren Miltenberger, PhD

Assistant Professor, Public Administration
Nonprofit Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Nonprofit Government Relations
  • Human Service Contracting
  • Personnel Management
  • Nonprofit Human Capital


Professor Miltenberger combines her real-world nonprofit experience with academics to discuss the impact of government on nonprofit organizations. Personnel management and human capital are also key areas of focus in her research. Miltenberger is also a regular contributor to Nonprofit Quarterly.


  • Ph.D., University of Delaware
  • M.P.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Selected Professional Experience

  • Assistant Executive Director, YWCA of Bucks County
  • Research Associate, Center for Community Research & Service, University of Delaware
  • Research Associate, Nonprofit Technical Assistance & Training Program, Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, Rutgers University

Selected Publications

  • Miltenberger, L., (Forthcoming) "Collaborative Contracting as Advocacy." In John McNutt (Ed). Promoting Social Justice in Cyberspace: Local, National and Global Perspectives. Chicago, IL: Lyceum Publishers.
  • Miltenberger, L. & Sloan, M. (2017). "Collaborative Leadership: The Future of Nonprofit Contracting." Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.
  • Miltenberger, L. (2015). Overcoming Constraints in the U.S. Human Service Contracting System: How New York City Uses Collaboration to Encourage Innovation. In Ram Cnaan and Diane Vinokur Kaplan (Eds.) Innovative Nonprofits: Nonprofits that Make a Difference. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Miltenberger, L. (2014). Lessons Learned from the Nonprofit-Government Relationship for the Municipal Government Manager. In Alexander Henderson’s (Ed.) Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation. New York: Routledge.

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