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Kelly LeRoux

Kelly LeRoux

Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois-Chicago


Dr. Kelly LeRoux is the author of “Balancing Competition within a Homeless Services Provider Network: Brookfield County’s Continuum of Care,” an E-PARCC simulation that gives students the experiences of managing the complex dynamics of competition and collaboration that are present in homeless and housing service provider organizations, while also challenging students to balance an organization’s short-term and long-term needs in their decision making.

Dr. LeRoux holds a BSW from Western Michigan University, an MSW and MPA from Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. in political science from Wayne State University. She is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she teaches courses in nonprofit management. Her research is focused on local government, urban governance, nonprofit management, mobilization and political advocacy, nonprofit organization performance and accountability, and inter-organizational networks.

She is co-author with Mary Feeney of the book Nonprofit Organizations and Civil Society in the United States and has been published in numerous public and nonprofit management journals. Before her career in academia, she was the administrator of a behavioral health and housing nonprofit organization for 11 years.