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Kathryn A.L. Cheever, Director, Center for New Directions

Director, Center for New Directions

Office Location: King Center 506
Phone: (303) 556-5950
Fax: (303) 556-6041
Office hours: Spring 2014: By Appointment Only
Areas of Interest:
Public policy making, interagency collaboration, leadership, urban administration, administrative law, and the role of community-based organizations in addressing urban social problems.

Education & Degrees

Ph.D. University of Colorado, 2001



Select Publications

  • Chee​ver, Kathryn (2004) Collaborations in Public Service: Memphis Experiences. International Journal of Public Administration.
  • Cheever, Kathryn (2001) (with deLeon, P.) Fair Housing Advocacy Groups: Litigation as a Source of Nonprofit Funding. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Vol.30, No.2 (pp.298-320).
  • Cheever, Kathryn (2000) (with Wolfe, P. and N. Kinney, N.) Improving the Quality of Public Administration Research on Nonprofits: Dismantling the Three-Sector Model International Journal of Organizational Theory and Theory and Behavior Vol.3, No. 3 & 4 (pp. 319-344).
  • Cheever, Kathryn (2005) (with Clifton, B. and Hogan, Jr., A.) The Best and the Brightest: Fostering Innovation and Community Involvement in Small Colarado Communities. The Innovation Journal Vol. 1, No. 1.
  • Cheever, Kathryn (2007) (with Menifield, C., Clay, J., Norris-Tirrell, D., Carruta, J. and Roberts, G.) Waving the MPA Entrance Exam: Impact on Performance. Journal of the Public Administration Education, Vol. 13, No. 2. Spring/Summer.
  • Cheever, Kathryn (2008, 2009, 2010) (with CM Land Program Graduates) Theory Informing Practice. Denver, CO; Colorado Municipal League.

Other Works in Progress:

  • Leadership in Small Colorado Communities
  • Sustainability in Rural Colorado Commnuties

Courses Taught

  • Politics, Public Policy and Leadership 5324 
  • U.S. Health Policy 4330
  • Toward a Sustainable Future 5009 
  • Research Methodology 5468
  • Public Policy Analysis 5274