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