Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

1. Miller-Stevens, K. & Taylor, J.A. (Accepted, forthcoming 2019). Philanthropic collaboration: A conceptual framework for giving circles. Public Integrity.

2. McNamara, M., Miller-Stevens, K, & Morris, J.C. (2019). Exploring the determinants of collaboration failure.  International Journal of Public Administration, June, published online

3.  Grasse, N., Ward, K., & Miller-Stevens, K. (2019). To lobby or not to lobby? Examining the determinants of nonprofit organizations taking the IRS 501(h) election. Policy Studies Journal, May, 1-26, published online doi:10.1111/psj.12349.

4.  Diaz-Kope, L., Miller-Stevens, K., & Henley, T. (2019). An examination of dissertation research: The relationship between gender, methodological approach, and research design.  Journal of Public Affairs Education25(1)93-114. (2018) published online doi:10.1080/15236803.2018.1463792.

5.  Miller-Stevens, K. & Ward, K. (2018). Nonprofit board members’ reasons to join and continue serving on a volunteer board of directors. Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, October, 1-23, doi:10.1080/10495142.2018.1526734.

6. Taylor, J.A. & Miller-Stevens, K. (2018). Relational exchange in nonprofits: The role of identify saliency and relationship satisfaction. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, June, 1-12, doi:10.1002/nvsm.1618.

7.     Miller-Stevens, K., Taylor, J.A., Morris, J.C., & Lanivich, S. (2018). Assessing value differences between leaders of two social venture types: Benefit corporations and nonprofit organizations.  VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations,  29(5), 938-950.

8.     Neill-Harris, K., Resnick, S., Wilson-John, W., Miller-Stevens, K, Vandecar-Burdin, T., & Morris, J.C. (2016).  Assessing partnerships between the military and civilian agencies to meet transitioning service members’ needs.  Armed Forces & Society, 42(3), 585-604.  (2015) published online doi:10.1177/0095327X15606765.

9.     Chapman, D.C., Miller-Stevens, K., Morris, J.C., & O’Hallarn, B. (2015).  A new model to explore nonprofit social media use for advocacy and civic engagement. First Monday (Communication Journal), 20(10), doi: 10.5210/fm.v20i10.5912

10.     Diaz-Kope, L., Miller-Stevens, K., & Morris, J.C. (2015). Collaboration processes and institutional structure: Reexamining the black box. International Journal of Public Administration, 8(9), 607-615. 

11.    Diaz-Kope, L., & Miller-Stevens, K. (2015). Rethinking a typology of watershed partnerships: A governance perspective.  Public Works Management & Policy, 20(1), 29-48.

12.     Miller-Stevens, K., Taylor, J.A., & Morris, J.C. (2015). Are we really on the same page?  An empirical examination of value congruence between public and nonprofit managers. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 26, 2424-2446.  (2014) published online, doi: 10.1007/s11266-014-9514-6. 

13.     Miller-Stevens, K., Ward, K., & Neill, K. (2014). Public service motivation theory in a nonprofit context: An exploratory study of nonprofit board member motivations. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 4(2), 162-178.

14.     Diaz-Kope, L., Lombard, J.R., & Miller-Stevens, K. (2013). A shift in federal policy regulating the automobile industry: Policy brokers and the ACF. Politics & Policy, 41(4), 563-587.

15.     Miller-Stevens, K. & Gable, M. (2013). Lobbying in the virtual world: Perceptions in the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit Policy Forum, 4(1), 1-17.

16.     Miller-Stevens, K. & Gable, M. (2012).  Antecedents to nonprofit advocacy: Which is more important – governance or organizational structure?  Journal for Nonprofit Management, 15(1), 21-39.

17.  Fitzpatrick, J.L. & Miller-Stevens, K.  (2009).  A case study of measuring outcomes in an MPA program.  Journal of Public Affairs Education, 15(1), 17-31.

Published Edited Books

18.  Morris, J.C. & Miller-Stevens, K. (Eds.).  (2016).  Advancing collaboration theory: Models, typologies, and evidence.  London, UK: Routledge Publishing.

Published Book Chapters

19.  Miller-Stevens, K. (2016). Policy design. In S. L. Schechter (Ed) American governance (p. 55-58)Detroit, MI: Macmillan.

20.  Morris, J.C. & Miller-Stevens, K. (2016). The state of knowledge in collaboration. In J.C. Morris & K. Miller-Stevens (Eds.) Advancing collaboration theory: Models, typologies, and evidence (p. 3-13).  London, UK: Routledge Publishing.

21.  Machado, J., Miller-Stevens, K., & Jannou-Menefee, S. (2016). Nonprofit collaborative advocacy: An exploratory study of state nonprofit associations. In J.C. Morris & K. Miller-Stevens (Eds.) Advancing collaboration theory: Models, typologies, and evidence (p. 199-218).  London, UK: Routledge Publishing.

22.  Miller-Stevens, K., Henley, T., & Diaz-Kope, L. (2016). A new model of collaborative federalism from a governance perspectiveIn J.C. Morris & K. Miller-Stevens (Eds.) Advancing collaboration theory: Models, typologies, and evidence (p. 148-174).  London, UK: Routledge Publishing.

23.  Miller-Stevens, K. & Morris, J.C. (2016). Future trends in collaboration researchIn J.C. Morris & K. Miller-Stevens (Eds.) Advancing collaboration theory: Models, typologies, and evidence (p. 276-287).  London, UK: Routledge Publishing.

24.  Chapman, D., Miller-Stevens, K., Morris, J.C., & O’Hallarn, B. (2015). Social media as a tool for nonprofit advocacy and civic engagement: A case study of Blue Star Families. In H. Asencio & R. Sun’s (Eds.) Cases on strategic social media utilization in the nonprofit sector (p. 66-93). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

25.  Miller, T.R. & Miller-Stevens, K. (2010). Abraham Lincoln as a political scientist.  Online publication by the Wepner Program on the Lincoln Legacy: The Lincoln Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, University of Illinois Springfield.  Retrieve from

26.  Miller-Stevens, K. & Miller, T.R.  (Autumn, 2009).  Invited book review of The man who emptied death row: Governor George Ryan and the politics of crime by J. L. Merriner (2008), Southern Illinois Press.  The Journal of Illinois History, 12(3), 237-239.

Applied Research

27.  Baker, P., Eckhoff, A., Miller-Stevens, K., & John, R. (2016). Virginia’s early childhood home visitation programming: Support for a collaborative model between sectors. A report developed out of a collaborative project at the Old Dominion University Virginia Early Childhood Education Policy Center.

28. Miller-Stevens, K. (2015).  The third economic sector: Nonprofit organizations in Hampton Roads and the United way.  A chapter in the Old Dominion University, Economic Forecasting Project, 2015 State of the Region Report.

29.  Vandecar-Burdin, T., Morris, J.C., & Miller-Stevens, K. (2013).  Community capacity study for the Navy Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP).  A community capacity study was conducted for the Navy FFSP that resulted in 1) a research report summarizing results of the study and 2) a step by step handbook for conducting community capacity studies.  The research report is being distributed to the leadership of FFSP, and the handbook is being used as a guide to replicate the community capacity study in other Navy programs.  Published journal articles have resulted from this study.

30.  Miller-Stevens, K. & Ward, K. D. (2013).  Board membership motivations: A research project on individual motivations for nonprofit board membership.  An empirical study conducted with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) resulting in a comprehensive research report that was distributed to the GCN’s membership of over 3,000 nonprofit organizations.  Published journal articles have resulted from this study.