Clifford Wentworth Frasier

Position: Assistant Professor

Education Background:

PhD in Public Administration (New York University), MPA (Baruch College, CUNY), MDiv (Harvard University)

Research Areas

Collective action in the voluntary sector, voluntary associations, interest group politics

Contact information

Dr. Clifford Frasier
Assistant Professor
Room 4.017
Nazarbayev University
53 Kabanbay batyr Avenue
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 010000

Telephone: +7 7172 70 ____

Dr. Clifford Frasier is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University. Prior to joining the faculty, he served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the government & politics department at Wagner College (New York City) and as Adjunct Professor in the departments of politics and public affairs at New York University.

The American Society of Association Executives Foundation funded his research with a Scholarly Research Grant (2017-2018), and prior to this he received the 2015 scholarship for Public Administration, Public Policy and Public Affairs from the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. He also received a Hopkins Shareholder Award (1995) from Harvard Divinity School.

Dr. Frasier’s scholarship is influenced by prior experience as a coalition organizer and manager for networks of faith-based organizations, for get-out-the-vote campaigns, for healthcare reform, and for public employees.


Journal articles

  1. Frasier, C. W. (2022). How Collective Action Problems Suppress Participation in Nonprofit Trade Associations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 51(4), 783-804.
  2. Magee, J. C., & Frasier, C. W. (2014). Status and Power: The Principal Inputs to Influence for Public Managers. Public Administration Review, 74(3), 307-317.

Book chapters

  1. Parés, M., Ospina, S., & Frasier, C. (2017). South Bronx: a whole community fighting social exclusion. In Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership (pp. 119-147). Edward Elgar Publishing.
  2. Parés, M., Ospina, S., & Frasier, C. (2017). Bushwick: emerging innovations in a dramatically gentrified neighborhood. In Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership (pp. 119-147). Edward Elgar Publishing.