Amid COVID, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas was able to increase class size by 5 percent, keeping "summer melt" stable at about 9 percent, according to David Springer, director of the RGK Center for Philantropy and Community Service.
- Ph.D., Florida State University
- MSW, Florida State University
- B.A., Florida State University
- Nonprofit and Community Leadership
- Criminal and Juvenile Justice
- Mental Health
- Finance, Management and Leadership (including non-profits)
- Development Policy
David W. Springer, Ph.D., is the director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, a university distinguished teaching professor and a fellow to the Sid Richardson Chair of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. After receiving his Ph.D. in social work from Florida State University, he joined the faculty at UT Austin in 1997. Dr. Springer began his career as a clinical social worker with adolescents and their families. Bridging direct practice and public policy, his research and teaching coalesce around effective leadership, nonprofits and systems to strengthen communities. He leads the RGK Center team in preparing the next generation of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders. Dr. Springer serves on several national and local nonprofit boards and provides executive leadership training and mentoring for nonprofit professionals.
Springer has been recognized for his leadership in the field and impact on society: Nonprofit Times Power & Influence Top 50, a national list of the top working executives in the nonprofit sector; fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research; among the 100 most influential social work journal authors by the British Journal of Social Work; and distinguished alumni in social policy and administration by the Florida State University College of Social Work.
- Preventing youth gangs in Austin through positive youth development: City of Austin and Travis County Juvenile Justice Strategic Plan
- Restoring Rundberg: A community-research partnership
- Resident feedback on the Restore Rundberg community survey
- Restore Rundberg: Implementation and research report
- A systematic review of mindfulness interventions with adolescents: A potential fit for delinquency intervention
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