School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

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Wenjue Knutsen

Adjunct Assistant Professor 

CV (as of February 2014) [PDF 169KB



  • public and non-profit management,
  • public policy,
  • organizational theories.

Wenjue Knutsen earned her PhD in Public Administration from Florida State University. She is the recipient of the Ruth “Sweetie” Cox Dissertation Award presented to the most promising PhD dissertation student. She also received the 2008 “Emerging Scholar Award” of the Association of Research for the Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Actions (ARNOVA).

Dr. Knutsen is concurrently teaching at the School of Policy Studies and the School of Business, Queen’s University in organizational behavior and principles of public management. Her academic interests are organizational theories, public and nonprofit management, and China’s HIV/AIDS policy. Dr. Knutsen has presented her works at various academic conferences including the annual meetings of American Political Science Association (APSA), Academy of Management (AoM), the Association of Research for Nonprofit and Organizations and Voluntary Actions (ARNOVA), and the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER). 

Dr. Knutsen’s current research focuses on the interplay of the instrumental and expressive dimensions of nonprofit organizations. She is also assisting a Canada-China- IDRC [the International Development Research Centre] funded project on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care in China. She is particularly interested in examining the policy process of China’s HIV/AIDS through the lens of neoinstitutional theories.