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Professor of Nonprofit Management, George Washington University

Michael J. Worth is professor of nonprofit management in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration at the George Washington University. He teaches graduate courses on governing and managing nonprofit organizations, managing fundraising and philanthropy, managing nonprofit boards and related topics. His research interests include the management of nonprofit organizations, fundraising programs and campaigns, and governing boards.

Before joining the Trachtenberg School faculty, he served as Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs at the George Washington University and previously served as Director of Development at the University of Maryland. Earlier in his career, he was Assistant to the President at Wilkes University and Director of Development and Public Relations at DeSales University, both in Pennsylvania. At GW, he planned and directed two major campaigns and provided support to the Board of Trustees for board development programs.

Worth has served as a member of the Commission on Philanthropy of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and as Editor of the CASE International Journal of Educational Advancement, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal focused on the practice of institutional advancement in educational institutions.


  • –present
    Professor of Nonprofit Management, George Washington University


  • 1982 
    university of Maryland, Phd