David Garvey

Director of Nonprofit Outreach and Adjunct Professor

Director of Partnership and Compliance, Career Resources Inc.

School of Public Policy


BA, University of Rhode Island, English
MBA, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
PhD, University of Connecticut, Educational Administration
Harvard University, Management Development Program

Teaching & Research Interests

Dynamics of nonprofit strategic networks
Communication in the nonprofit sector
Human resource capacity issues of the nonprofit sector

Dr. David Garvey

David Garvey, Ph.D., is the Director of Partnership and Compliance of Career Resources Inc.’s  WE RISE Together program, a statewide cross-sector employment initiative supported by the Connecticut Office of Workforce Strategy. The program brings together the services of Reentry Welcome Centers from across the state, nonprofits, and Connecticut Workforce Investment Boards in an innovative partnership focused on removing barriers and providing education leading to employment for the reentry population and other justice-involved communities.

Dr. Garvey is also the Director of the UConn School of Public Policy’s Nonprofit Outreach. Dr. Garvey has over twenty five years of experience as a practitioner, editor, researcher, teacher and education designer in the nonprofit field. Prior to joining the University of Connecticut, Garvey founded and was executive editor of the New England Nonprofit Quarterly, now known nationally as the Nonprofit Quarterly.

Dr. Garvey is the Director of the School of Public Policy’s Encore!Connecticut, an award-winning experience and skills transition program for age 50+ managers and professionals seeking an encore career in the nonprofit sector.  He is also the former Director of the School’s Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and the Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) programs.

David Garvey
Contact Information
Curriculum Vitae David Garvey
CampusHartford Campus