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Shake it up: Associate professor studies innovation at nonprofits


Kristina Jaskyte Bahr

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279 Williams Street, Rm 352
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 583-0533

Teaching Specialties
Evaluative Research
Managing Organizational Innovation
Nonprofit Management

Research Interests
Innovation in nonprofit organizations
Organizational Culture
Cross-cultural Studies
Individual Creativity








Kristina Jaskyte Bahr

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Alabama
MSW, Vytautas Magnus University
B.S., Vytautas Magnus University

Kristina Jaskyte Bahr received her doctorate from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Her teaching, research, and service focus on the management of nonprofit organizations, with a special attention to the topics of innovation and individual creativity. Her other areas of interest include university-community partnerships, international social work, social development, and cross-cultural research. Jaskyte Bahr is one of only a handful of social work faculty around the nation whso has received a National Science Foundation grant. She has numerous publications on innovation and creativity, and she has presented her research at many national and international conferences.

Selected publications

Jaskyte, K., & Holland, T. (2015). Nonprofit boards: Challenges and opportunities [Guest editorial]. Human Services Organizations: Leadership, Management and Governance, 39(3), 163-166. doi: 10.1080/23303131.2015.1035612

Jaskyte, K. (2015). Board of directors and innovation in nonprofit organizations model: Preliminary evidence from nonprofit organizations in developing countries. VOLUNTAS: The International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organization, 26(5), 1920-1943. doi: 10.1007/s11266-014-9505-7

Jaskyte, K. (2014). Individual and work values of nonprofit, public, and business employees: How similar or different are they? Human Services Organizations: Leadership, Management and Governance, 38(3), 283-296. doi: 10.1080/03643107.2013.866606