Ph.D., M.P.A., Western Michigan University; B.A., Case Western Reserve University
Foster children and families in foster care and adoption systems; policy analysis; systems change; complexity networks; complex systems theory; workplace spirituality; organizational behavior and decision making; leadership; followership; peace and justice issues
A licensed social worker, Dr. Hacker has worked in nonprofit and governmental child welfare organizations for three decades. She teaches part time as an assistant professor at Western Michigan University in the College of Health and Human Services and for the School of Public Affairs and Administration. She owns and operates a consulting firm specializing in organizational assessment, strategic planning, and grant writing for nonprofit organizations. Dr. Hacker also has served on nonprofit governance boards.