Amina Sillah, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

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Education

Ph.D., Public Administration & Management
Nonprofit Development & Management
University of North Texas, 2006

MPA Local Government and Politics
Northern Illinois University, 2006

BBA Business Management and Legal Studies
Temple University, 2003

Areas of Expertise

Nonprofit Management
Urban Government and Politics
International Development
Public Administration
Community Development
Metropolitan and Urban Planning
Civic Engagement

Publications

Peer Reviewed

 

Sillah, A. and Ceesay, A. (2018).  "Civic Engagement, Community Development, and the Role of Civil Society Organizationa nd Citizenship: A Case Study of The Gambia."  In A.E. Nickels and J.D. Rivera (Eds), Community Development and Public Administration Theory: Empowerment Through the Enhancement of Democratic Principles, New York, NY: Routledge.

Sillah, A. (2017).  Nonprofit Organizations and Social Media Use: An Analysis of Nonprofit Organizations' Effective Use of Social Media Tools.  In Michael Brown, Social Media Performance Evaluation and Success Measurements.  DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1963-8.ch009.

Brudney, Jeffrey L., Lee Young-joo, Suad A. Bin Afif, Ockenden, Nick, Sillah, Aminata (2017).  "Conductive Motivations and Psychological Influences on Volunteering."  The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations.  Edited by David Horton Smith, Robert A. Stebbins, Jergen Grotz.  DOI: 10.102/9781119176558.24.

Smith, David H., Sardinha, Boguslawa, Moldovanova, Alisa, Hsing Kai Dennis Dong, Sillah, Aminata (2017).  "Formal Volunteer Service Programs."  The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations.  Edited by David Horton Smith, Robert A. Stebbins, Jurgen Grotz.  DOI: 10.1007/978-1-137-26317-9-31.

Selected Conference Presentations

Sillah, Amina and Cessay, Atta.  Civic Engagement, Foreign Aid, and Community Development.  What the Literature got Right.  Presented at the Fred Riggs Symposium at the American Society for Public Administration, Denver, Colorado, 2018.

Sillah, Amina and Cessay, Atta.  Decentralization and its Impact on the Socio-economic Development of The Gambia.  Presented at the American Society for Public Administration,  Atlanta, Georgia, 2017.

Sillah, Aminata and Dicke, Lisa.  Managerial and Political Challenges in Managing Volunteers in Local Government.  Presented at the Association on Nonprofit Research and Voluntary Action, Washington DC, November 2016.

Sillah, Aminata and Dicke, Lisa.  Volunteers in Local Government: Their Roles and Capacity.  Presented at the Association on Nonprofit Research and Voluntary Action, Chicago, Illinois, 2015.

Sillah, Aminata.  The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Post-Conflict Africa: A Case Study of Liberia.  Presented at the Association on Nonprofit Research and Voluntary Action, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2015.

Sillah, Aminata and Jang, Hee Soun.  How Effectively are Nonprofit Organizations Using Social Media to Meet Organizational Objectives?  Presented at the American Society for Public Administration, Washington DC, 2014.

Sillah, Aminata, Jang, Hee Soun, and Jung, Kyujin.  Nonprofit Use of Technology for Organizational Innovation.  Presented at the Association on Nonprofit Research and Voluntary Action, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014.

Dicke, Lisa and Sillah, Aminata.  The Applicability of 2-1-1 Technology in Enhancing Social Service Deliveries in a Developed and Developing Countries: Case Studies from U.S.A., Canada, and Tanzania.  Presented at the Association on Nonprofit Research and Voluntary Action, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2013.

Sillah, Aminata, Jang, Hee Soun, and Jung, Kyujin.  "Nonprofit IT Innovations: from Experience of Early 2000's."  A paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Indianapolis, Indiana, November 15-17 2012.

Sillah, Aminata.  The Role of Science and Technology in National Development.  United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Conference, Bamako, Mali, 2010.

Sillah, Aminata.  Urban Development in Sub-Saharan Africa - Problems and Prospects: Case Study of The Gambia, The University of Gambia, 2010.