Kimberly Wiley, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Springfield

Phone: 2172066545

Address: University of Illinois Springfield, 1 University Plaza, MS PAC 420

City: Springfield, Illinois - 62703

Country: United States

About Me:

Kimberly Wiley is an Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield. She earned a PhD in Public Administration from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University, an MPA from University of Colorado Denver, and a BS in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences from the University of Florida. Kim brings with her thirteen years of nonprofit experience in the field of victim advocacy in local, state, and national organizations. 

Research Interests


Public Administration

Public Policy

Text as Data

Specific Areas of Interest

Domestic Violence

Feminist Methodologies

Countries of Interest

United States

My Research:

The intersection of public policy and nonprofit management is her main area of research. In a current research project, she is examining the impact of the 2015-2017 Illinois budget impasse on publicly-funded nonprofit organizations. She is an expert in domestic violence advocacacy organizations and their related federal, state, and local policy.


Journal Articles:

(2018) Compassionate Bureaucracy: Assuming the Administrative Burden of Policy Implementation, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

Tags: Nonprofits, Gender and Politics, Public Administration

The lens of administration burden is used to examine the behavior of nonprofit organizations when managing regulations attached to public funding and public policy implementation. Interviews with leaders of nonprofit domestic violence advocacy organizations dependent on public funding streams were qualitatively content analyzed to answer three questions. How do nonprofit managers respond to burdensome bureaucratic reporting measures when they are at odds? How do they determine when to comply and when compliance is not possible? What is the outcome for service recipients? The authors find that these nonprofit organizations simultaneously implement multiple public policies while absorbing the accountability costs. They do this to shield their clients from the laborious task of obtaining a spectrum of services across public systems.