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Stephanie S. J. Menefee, PhD

Chair, Faculty Senate & Associate Dean of Students, School of Business

Stephanie Menefee, PhD

Areas of Expertise:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Organization Behavior and Theory
  • Governmental Processes/Agenda Setting
  • Nonprofits
  • Qualitative Analysis


  • Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, Conflict and Psychology concentration, Old Dominion University
  • Graduate Certificate, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Old Dominion University
  • Master of Public Administration, Old Dominion University
  • B.S. in Political Science, Early Childhood Education minor concentration, Old Dominion University


  • Exploring the relationship between media influence and policy output: A state comparative study

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Organizational Behavior and Development
  • Political Psychology 

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Virtual and On-ground Certified Mediator 
  • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Certificate in Mapping Complex Social Problems

Selected Publications

  • Joannou Menefee, S. (2015). Conflict in Collaborations: To Resolve or Transform? In J.C. Morris, & K. Miller-Stevens, Advancing Collaboration Theory: Models, typologies, and evidence (pp. 133-147). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Machado, J. S., Miller-Stevens, K., & Joannou Menefee, S. (2015). Nonprofit Collaborative Advocacy: An Exploratory Study of State Nonprofit Associations. In J. C. Morris, & K. Miller-Stevens, Advancing Collaboration Theory: Models, typologies, and evidence (pp. 199-218). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Mengistu, B., & Menefee, S. (2015). The transformation of violence to peace: Sketches of leadership skills that matter. Journal of Public Administration, 50(3), 522-531.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Re-entry Program Development and Implementation, Norfolk Sheriff’s Office
  • Director of Programs, Volunteer Oversight, and Governmental Relations, Reading Enriches All Children
  • Director of Governmental Relations and Research, ForKIDS, Inc.
  • Director of Governmental Relations, Old Dominion University