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Ashley English - Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, TX, US

Ashley English Ashley English

Assistant Professor | Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX, UNITED STATES

Ashley English is an expert in contributions and community engagement strategies of faith-based organizations.

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Biography

Ashley English is an assistant professor at Texas Christian University. She is an expert in contributions and community engagement strategies of faith-based organizations.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Megachurch Involvement in Economic Development

Community Engagement Strategies

Faith-Based Organizations

Education (3)

University of North Texas: B.A., Journalism - Public Relations 2006

University of North Texas: Ph.D., Journalism - Public Relations 2015

University of North Texas: M.A., Public Administration, Nonprofit Management Specialization 2008

Affiliations (1)

  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action

Event Appearances (4)

Megachurch involvement in economic development: Theoretical guidance for Organizational Decision-Making

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action - Annual Conference  Chicago, Illinois

Theoretical Understanding of Church Involvement in Economic Development: Examining the Role of Expectations on Nonprofit Action

Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action - Annual Conference  Denver, CO

The Local Government Perspective of Megachurches and Extra-role Behavior

Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action - Annual Conference  Hartford, CT

The growth of megachurches: What impacts are they having on local economic development and who benefits?

American Society for Public Administration - Annual Conference  New Orleans, LA

Articles (1)

Megachurches and Economic Development: Pastoral Interpretations of Internal and External Expectations on Church Behavior

The Journal of Faith, Education and Community

2019 What sorts of economic development activities do megachurches engage in, and what rationale do leaders give for this behavior? This study provides theoretical guidance for answering this research question through an investigation of megachurches’ extra-role behaviors (ERB) in economic development activities. ERB is a “behavior that attempts to benefit the organization and that goes beyond existing role expectations.”

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