Codi Smith

Codi Smith, MPSA

  • Student, PhD in Social Welfare

Cohort: 2021-2022

Advisor: Dr. Chao Guo

Research Interests

Civil society


Nonprofit management

Organizational development

Cross-sector partnerships

Chinese social policy

Sino-African relations

International development

Codi Smith is a PhD student within the School of Social Policy and Practice. Her research explores the management of the third sector in international settings and their place within cross-sector partnerships. Particularly evaluating the role of the third sector within authoritarian regimes and their accessibility to foreign aid and partnership.

Before arriving to SP2, Codi worked in the nonprofit sector in a variety of areas including capacity building, community outreach, LGBTQ advocacy/education, and philanthropy. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Service and Administration from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University with a double major in Organization Communications and East Asian Languages & Cultures.

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