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Executive Director, Shariq Siddiqui

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BA in History, University of Indianapolis, 1996
Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University, 2004
Doctor of Jurisprudence, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, 2005
Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University, 2014.

Research Interest

Muslim American nonprofit and civic activity
Diversity, legitimacy and power in nonprofit organizations
Community philanthropy
Nonprofit resilience during crisis, failure and turn-around
Membership associations in the United States
Comparative development of civil society
Development of international humanitarian NGOs

Professional Experience

Executive Director, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
Director of Development, Indiana University School of Education
Director, Legal Services, Julian Center
Executive Director, Muslim Alliance of Indiana
Director, Special Projects, Islamic Society of North America
Civil Rights Specialist, Indiana Civil Rights Commission

Dr. Shariq Siddiqui is the Executive Director of (ARNOVA), Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. ARNOVA is a leading international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society. Siddiqui serves as the co-editor of the new Journal on Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society that will be in published through a partnership of the Center on American Muslim Philanthropy and Indiana University – Indianapolis University Library. Prior to taking over the helm of ARNOVA, Shariq was Director of Development for the Indiana University School of Education.
Professor Siddiqui has taught and has served in leadership roles in the local, regional, national and international nonprofit organizations for over fifteen years.

Shariq has been teaching since 2008 in multiple formats (online, in-class and executive formats), settings (including internationally) and for many institutions at the undergraduate and graduate level. Shariq has also taught professional development courses geared towards nonprofit managers and leaders.

His research interests include diversity, legitimacy and power in nonprofit organizations; nonprofit change dynamics during crisis, failure and turn-around; membership associations in the United States; and the development of civil society from a comparative perspective, with a specific focus on the development of international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGO).

Shariq’s volunteer service includes the American Muslim Peace Mission to Darfur; Indiana’s Circles Out of Poverty; Interfaith Delegation to Kenya investigating support for orphans and vulnerable children through education; Common Cause Interfaith Delegation to Vietnam on Agent Orange; Fatimid Foundation serving people with blood disorders in Pakistan; and ObatHelpers, providing micro-financing, education and job training to people in Bangladesh. Shariq is the founder of the Center on American Muslim Philanthropy and the Association of Muslim Nonprofit Professionals. He currently also serves on the board of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.

Dr. Shariq Siddiqui has a Ph.D. and MA in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. He also has JD from the McKinney School of Law at Indiana University and holds a BA in History from the University of Indianapolis.


Contact Shariq

Office: 317-684-2121
Cell:    317-716-0744



Program Coordinator, Rosalind Conners

Rosalind Conners joined ARNOVA in the fall of 2011 as Member Services Coordinator. Previous to joining our staff, Rosalind worked for 8 years at The Fund Raising School at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy as Administrative Assistant and Contract Programs Coordinator. Rosalind earned her B.A in Business Management and Human Resources from Marian University.


Contact Rosalind
Phone: (317) 671-8282


Marketing & Communications Specialist, Fatima Hussain

Fatima Hussain joined ARNOVA in the summer of 2014. Fatima earned her B.S. in Business Marketing at the Kelley School of Business from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.


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Phone: (317) 684-2122


Meeting Manager, Mary Kate Myers

Mary Kate Myers is a contract employee who has served ARNOVA as our Meeting Manager since 2006. She is a graduate of Indiana University who came to us with extensive experience in the hospitality and event planning field. Mary Kate works for us primarily between May and November.


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Programs Assistant, Allison Lynch

Allison Lynch is the part-time programs and conference assistant for ARNOVA. She graduated from Purdue University in Indiana. 


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Accountant, Raquel Ravinet

Raquel Ravinet is the part-time bookkeeper for ARNOVA.


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