Stephen Pimpare is founder and director of the UNH Public Service & Nonprofit Leadership Program and a Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy; he has previously taught at Columbia University, NYU, Simmons University, and the City University of New York. His second book, A People's History of Poverty in America, received the Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association “for demonstrating how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world.”
Dr. Pimpare previously served as a senior-level administrator of not-for-profit organizations addressing issues of poverty, hunger, and homelessness throughout New York City. One of the programs he helped to create, One City Café, New York’s first non-profit restaurant, was hailed by the New York Times as “the reinvention of the soup kitchen” and subsequently received the Victory Against Hunger Award from the U.S. Congressional Hunger Center.
Professor Pimpare is host of the New Books Network’s Public Policy Channel, a Consulting Editor for the journal Social Work, and founding director of the UNHM Center for Community Engagement and Experiential Learning. His newest book, Politics for Social Workers: A Practical Guide to Effecting Change, was published in 2021 by Columbia University Press.
Ph.D., Political Science, City University of New York
B.S., Community & Human Services, State University of New York