Board of Directors
Members and Officers of ARNOVA's Board of Director are elected directly by the membership in annual elections. A slate of candidates to fill positions and seats is offered by the Board to the membership. Nominations are sought in the spring of each year, and a slate prepared by the end of June. Balloting is conducted electronically (via the web) in August. Results are publicized in September.
At-large board members are elected to 3 year terms, and can serve two consecutive terms. The President begins as a President-elect, followed by two years as President, and then one more year as Past-President. The Secretary and the Treasurer hold office for a term of two years.
North Park University
Pier C. Rogers, PhD, has been the Director of the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management and Professor of Nonprofit Management at North Park University since 2007. Under her leadership, the Center has expanded programs, doubled sponsorships, broadened the network of professional faculty, and substantially increased the Center’s visibility and impact on the nonprofit professionals and organizations served. She recently led the Center’s 20th anniversary conference celebration, denoting 20 years of service to the Chicago area nonprofit community.
Over the course of her career, Rogers has held management positions as Associate Executive Director in the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers; as Chief Operating Officer at Associated Black Charities; as Director of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University; as Agency Relations and Allocations Manager at United Way of Massachusetts Bay; and as Legislative Liaison at the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Welfare. She also held academic positions as Assistant Professor at the New School University in New York City, and as Research Scientist at Yale’s Divinity School and Program on Non-Profit Organizations. Rogers currently serves as Chair of the Strategic Communications Committee of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association and is a member of the “Willie’s Warriors Advisory Board” at the Chicago Foundation for Women. She previously served on the boards of the Illinois Charitable Trust Stabilization Fund, Chicago Women in Philanthropy, the Chicago Wellesley Club, ARNOVA, the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council, and the CBE Board of Advisors at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University.
Loyola University Chicago
Emily is a Professor of Sociology, as well as Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost of Graduate Education, at Loyola University Chicago. Previously, She was a sociology professor at Boston University and also served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago.
She has a long-standing record of obtaining external funding, including grants from the American Sociological Association, the Aspen Institute, the Boston Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.
VU University Amsterdam
René Bekkers, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Philanthropic Studies at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. After he completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at Utrecht University, he received a personal grant from the Netherlands Scientific Organization (NWO) to study the effect of education on prosocial behavior. Since 2013 he is a professor by special appointment (‘bijzonder hoogleraar’) at the Faculty of Social Sciences of VU Amsterdam. The chair is supported by the Van der Gaag Foundation of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW). He is co-designer of the Center’s biennial ‘Giving in the Netherlands’ Panel Study (GINPS).
He is also the research chair of the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP). He has written extensively on the topics of philanthropy, pro-social behaviour, and morality. His current research examines the determinants and consequences of giving and volunteering, combining experiments and longitudinal panel survey methodology in a multidisciplinary approach. His series of articles with co-author Pamala Wiepking, “A Literature Review of Empirical Studies of Philanthropy: Eight Mechanisms that Drive Charitable Giving” (2011) and “Who Gives? A Literature Review of Predictors of Charitable Giving” (2011, 2012) provide a comprehensive international overview of the available literature on philanthropy and charitable behaviour.
James Madison University
Margaret is Director and professor of strategic leadership and nonprofit studies in the School of Strategic Leadership Studies at James Madison University. She received her PhD from the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky and has been a member, presenter and volunteer with ARNOVA for the past fourteen years. Prior to teaching, she worked in the nonprofit sector for ten years in a variety of leadership roles with a focus on youth programs, the arts, and resource development.
Along with NVSQ, her research has also appeared in Nonprofit Policy Forum, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Public Administration Quarterly, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, & Financial Management, Journal of Nonprofit Education & Leadership, Public Budgeting & Finance, and American Review of Public Administration. Additionally, she serves as a reviewer for academic publications including NVSQ, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Nonprofit Policy Forum, and the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, among others.
University of Maryland, College Park
Angela Bies, Ph.D. is endowed associate professor of global philanthropy and nonprofit leadership at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland and affiliated with the Do Good Institute. Previously, she was chair of the faculty, associate professor and director of international programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Her research interests include comparative nonprofit and NGO regulation, accountability and governance; the emerging role of philanthropy in China; nonprofit capacity-building; and nonprofits and disasters.
Prior to Indiana University, she was an associate professor of public administration at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University, where she provided leadership on the creation of their nonprofit management program. She currently serves as a board member and annual conference chair for the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action and on the editorial board of Nonprofit Management & Leadership.
University of Pennsylvania
Chao Guo (Ph.D., Public Administration, University of Southern California) is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the founding co-director of the Institute for Philanthropic Innovation at Renmin University of China. A current Penn Fellow, Chao also serves as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Fox Leadership International at the University of Pennsylvania. He has recently published a book titled “Social Entrepreneurship: An Evidence-Based Approach to Creating Social Value”, with Jossey-Bass Publishers. Previously, Chao was on the faculties of Indiana University, the University of Georgia, and Arizona State University.
Susan Phillips is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. She is Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and Program Director of its Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. Susan’s research focuses on comparative analysis of public policy governing nonprofits and philanthropy; community foundations; and cross-sectoral collaboration. She is co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Philanthropy (2016) and of Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector: International Perspectives (2011). Susan has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by ANSER (the Canadian research association on nonprofits); an Impact Award by Carleton University and the 2016 Potter Foundation Fellowship at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.
Board Members at Large
Khaldoun AbouAssi is an associate professor at the Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public Affairs of the American University. His primary research focuses on public and nonprofit management, examining organizational capacity, resources, and inter-organizational relations. Khaldoun has several years of substantial practical experience in international development working on human and institutional development whether in the public sector or with NGOs or for donor agencies. Khaldoun is currently the conference co-chair and has previously chaired the Board's committees on Diversity and Professional Development.
Dr. Ansah is the founding partner and CEO of Axis Human Capital Ltd. She serves as the key Corporate Trainer for Axis clients, and uses Axis as a platform to provide mentoring, career and life coaching to students and working professionals as well as retirees. Esi is a licensed Insights Discovery practitioner who uses the Insights Discovery (personality profile) system in performance, and leadership coaching.
Esi is active in her community, and founded the Association of Ghana’s Elders (AGE), to address the needs of senior citizens in Ghana. She serves on the Board of the Association for Research in Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA) and as a civic activist, is part of the CitizenGhana Movement. Esi is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Africa Leadership Initiative - West Africa (ALIWA), and was in July 2015 appointed as a member of the West Africa Board.
Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College-City, University of New York
Cristina Balboa is an assistant professor at the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College, CUNY. Her research incorporates international relations, comparative policy, and organization theory to demonstrate the relationship between an organization’s internal characteristics (like capacity, diversity) and its external accountability, legitimacy, and efficacy. Her research focuses on NGOs in New York City, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific and has been published in World Development, Global Environmental Politics, the Review of Policy Research, and the Journal for Public Affairs Education, and her book on the challenges of scaling up operations for environmental NGOs will be published by MIT Press this fall. Prior to academia, Cristina was a practitioner working in environmental nonprofits in Ecuador and Washington DC.
She has been a member of ARNOVA since 2005 and has presented research numerous times and served as panel and colloquy chairs. In 2010, her dissertation was awarded the Gabriel G. Rudney Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action. She is a member of both the Teaching and the TIBs sections. Cristina is a founding administrator of the Global Issues/Transnational Actors interest group; she has been a member of the Board Committee on Diversity since 2016 and was selected as a committee co-chair in 2017. She was also a member of the Emerging Scholars Professional Development committee and now spearheads the Undergraduate Diversity Scholars Program that was launched in 2017.
University of Massachusetts
My research program has two intersecting foci. The first is a lasting interest in the realm of activity that is neither market nor state. I research the politics of nonprofit organizations in the policy process (see my 2017 Policy Studies Journal article). What intrigues me is the work of people and organizations who work to fulfill a social mission. I am particularly interested in utilizing institutional analysis to understand the provision of goods and services by nongovernmental actors (see Bushouse 2011 and Bushouse et al. 2016). Currently I am exploring the role of foundations as actors in the policy process, an understudied but important policy player.
David Campbell is an Associate Professor of Public Administration at Binghamton University, where he teaches undergraduate courses in experiential philanthropy and civic engagement, and graduate courses in nonprofit management, the NGO sector globally, and performance analysis. His research interests address a range of critical nonprofit management issues, including accountability, performance measurement, and how human service organizations use social media. He has also studied organizational emergence and adaptation (specifically in response to disaster); and mergers and other forms of restructuring. In recent years, the opportunity to teach at Koç University in Turkey has led him to participate in research on philanthropy and giving in that country. He is currently working an edited book about philanthropy in the Muslim world.
He is a member of the Editorial Board for the journal Nonprofit Management and Leadership and the Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society. From 2016-2019, he served on NASPAA’s Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA). Since 2009, he has received funding from the Learning by Giving Foundation and Campus Compact for the Philanthropy Incubator project he founded. The program educates and encourages philanthropy among undergraduate and graduate students including awarding funds to local nonprofit organizations and has distributed more than $200,000 to Binghamton area organizations. He is vice-chair of the board of the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation in Binghamton, New York, and of Racker, a leader in providing services and opportunities for individuals with disabilities, which envisions a world "where all people know they belong." He earned a PhD in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University, a MAR from Yale University, and a B.A. from Bates College.
Georgia State University
Jason Coupet is an Associate Professor of Public Management and Policy in the Andrew Young School for Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Jason’s Ph.D. is in Strategic Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his BA in Economics from the University of Michigan. His research interests include strategic management, Data Envelopment
Analysis, performance measurement, organizational economics, management science applications in the public sector, and the political economy of organizations. His research has appeared in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Business Strategy the Environment, Journal of Technology Transfer, and Nonprofit Management Leadership, among others. His work has been funded by the Sloan Foundation, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
His work has been covered by The Washington Post, The Conversation, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, and Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
George Mason University
Mirae Kim is an associate professor of Nonprofit Studies at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Prior to joining George Mason, she was a faculty member at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University and the University of Missouri’s Truman School of Public Affairs. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of nonprofit financial management, the role of nonprofits in civil society, nonprofit capacity development, and interorganizational partnership. Most recently, her research has focused on how nonprofits respond to increasing racial and ethnic diversity; for instance, she is currently examining ethnic minority disadvantages in the nonprofit funding market as well as the density of ethnic, cultural, and folk organizations in relation to the racial and ethnic diversity in a community.
Her research has been published in a number of scholarly outlets such as: Public Administration Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, American Review of Public Administration, Administration & Society, and Review of Public Personnel Administration. For one of her articles, Kim was awarded the 2018 award for outstanding article in the NVSQ. In addition, she has been serving as an associate editor for the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, and has been leading the “Nonprofit Organization Research Panel” project. Mirae Kim created the NORPanel project in order to provide valuable information for nonprofit practitioners while producing much needed data for the nonprofit research community.
For more information about Mirae Kim and her research, please visit http://miraekim.net
National Taiwan University
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Graduate Institute of Public Affairs, National Taiwan University (NTU). I received a Ph.D. in public administration from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2009 and a BA in economics from University of Texas-Austin. Before joining the NTU, I was working in theD. Helen Liu.JPG Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong, emerging scholar in Urban Institute, Washington D.C., a summer fellow in the RGK Center on Philanthropy, University of Texas in Austin, and a visiting scholar at Peking University. My primary research interests are in interorganizational networks, social service provision, collaborative governance, crowdsourcing adaptation, and nonprofit management.
Lindsey McDougle is an Associate Professor and director of the BA program in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University–Newark. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of voluntarism, philanthropy, nonprofit management, and social inequality. Currently, Dr. McDougle's work focuses on how student participation in a specific form of service-learning, referred to as experiential philanthropy, relates to several outcomes such as the development of students' philanthropic identities, the expansion of foundation philanthropy, the fulfillment of higher education's civic mission, and ultimately the strengthening of our communities.
She is former editor-in-chief of Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs (JPNA) and a second-term board member for the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). Dr. McDougle's work has been published in a number of scholarly outlets, including but not limited to Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Social Indicators Research, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.
Jasmine McGinnis Johnson
George Washington University
Jasmine McGinnis Johnson is an Associate Professor in Public Administration and Public Policy at George Washington University. Jasmine's research interests broadly relate to the areas of the democratization of philanthropy, the effect of board networks on funding, and the changing nature of human resource issues in nonprofit organizations. Jasmine’s academic accomplishments include publications in the following academic journals, Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, International Public Management Journal, Public Management Review, Administration and Society, and the Review of Public Personnel Management. Jasmine attained her doctorate in 2012 in a joint degree program between Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology in Public Policy.
Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Jasmine worked in the nonprofit sector for several years as a development and evaluation senior manager.
Paloma is an Assistant Professor of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her research focuses on leadership and nonprofit governance, global philanthropy, and research methods. Her recent co-authored article “Leadership and Governance in Times of Crisis: A Balancing Act for Nonprofit Boards” published in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly explores how nonprofit board adapts in turbulent environments and shift between their management and leadership activities.
Paloma is currently involved in several collaborations around research methods for the nonprofit sector, the effect of COVID-19 on Canadian foundations, online teaching strategies, and equity and diversity goals in nonprofit organizations. She is a co-editor of PANL Perspectives, a comprehensive Canadian web platform where she also publishes articles on governance issues in the charitable sector. In addition, she teaches courses on governance and leadership, research methods and experiential community-led projects, and global philanthropy. Paloma has won research and teaching excellence awards. She is actively engaged in community organizations in Canada and the US, such as the Association for Nonprofit Research and Social Economy, Whistleblowing Canada, and the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library, amongst others. She has earned her Ph.D. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.