Margaret Purcell

Margaret Purcell

Senior Instructor


Margaret Purcell has a doctoral degree in political science with a specialization in public policy and administration. She has over 30 years of administrative experience in the higher education, nonprofit, and corporate sectors. She has extensive experience with managerial oversight of various organizational functions including strategic planning and assessment, policy development, fundraising, budget oversight, and personnel management and development. Her work has been published in journals such as The Review of Public Policy and Administration, The Journal of Political science Education, and The Journal of Continuing Higher Education. She is particularly interested in the impact of supportive communities on group culture, individual outlook, and resilience.


  • Leadership
  • Public Sector and Nonprofit Management
  • Business Communication and Ethics
  • Social Sciences