Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
 

Megan Baumgartner Mercier

Megan Baumgartner Mercier
Skidmore employees
often decide to expand
their horizons with a
Master’s degree.
Megan Baumgartner
Mercier works in the
Office of Advancement
at the College and
naturally wanted to
deepen her
understanding
of volunteering in the
nonprofit sector.

Skidmore employees often decide to expand their horizons with a Master’s degree. Megan Baumgartner Mercier works in the Office of Advancement at the College and naturally wanted to deepen her understanding of volunteering in the nonprofit sector.  Her thesis addressed the many factors that influence the relationship between professional advancement staff members and volunteers.  Using a Path-Goal Theory that illustrates the interrelationship between leader behavior and volunteer behavior, Megan gained insight into her own role in the Office of Advancement and also contributed to the body of knowledge in the field of nonprofit volunteer management. In preparation for her thesis, Megan took courses in Organizational Behavior; Organizational Theory; Global Media; The Non profit Sector; Work, Family, and Organizations; and Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility.

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