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Kristina Jaskyte Bahr

UGA social work faculty member among first to be awarded new ASAE Foundation research grant

Posted Aug. 4, 2015
Reported by: Laurie Anderson,

Athens, Ga. - Kristina Jaskyte, associate professor of social work, was one of four individuals selected from a nationwide pool of applicants by the American Society of Association Executives Foundation to receive its inaugural Scholarly Research in Association Management grant, the foundation announced on August 3.

The ASAE Foundation provides awards to stimulate research on topics relevant to nonprofit associations. It supports the efforts of the American Society of Association Executives, a separate organization with more than 22,000 members.

The lead investigators of the four winning proposals will each receive $7,500. Jaskyte will explore the role of boards of directors in facilitating innovation in associations.

“The research will help organization managers identify the ways in which behaviors and characteristics of boards of directors need to change in order to foster innovation, and to design managerial practices for influencing and modifying those behaviors and characteristics,” Jaskyte wrote in her proposal.

The other awardees are David Berlan, assistant professor, Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University; Charles Dahan, alumni research fellow, department of political science, University of Florida; and Gery Markova, associate professor, Barton School of Business, Wichita State University.

“The ultimate goal is to provide additional insight that is both useful to our members and an enhancement to our profession,” said ASAE Executive Vice President and ASAE Foundation President Susan Robertson.  

To read the winning proposal abstracts, visit