Megan LePere-Schloop conducts research and teaches on public and nonprofit management in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs of the Ohio State University. She received her MPA and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia (UGA). Her public sector research examines bias, trauma, and community engagement in police organizations. Her nonprofit research explores how organizations leverage their mission and identity to maintain the support of important stakeholders over time. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the "International Review of Administrative Sciences," and she received the 2018 award for best dissertation from the Academy of Management’s Public and Nonprofit Division. Previously, she served as the Director of Programs at Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, an internationally acclaimed youth development nonprofit that has performed with artists such as Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin, and Sweet Honey in the Rock.