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Executive Director


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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. Shariq 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.

Dr. Shariq Siddiqui also serves as the visiting director and assistant professor of the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Shariq also serves as the co-editor of the new Journal on Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society and as the Series Editor of the Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society Book Series published by Indiana University Press.

Shariq authors research on Muslim philanthropy and Muslim nonprofit sector. Most recently, he conducted a national survey of full-time Islamic schools in the United States. This projected resulted in the book (that he co-authored) Islamic Education in the United States and the Evolution of Muslim Nonprofit Institutions that will be published in the November 2017. He has served as a nonprofit practitioner for over twenty years for international, national, regional and local nonprofit organizations.


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

Executive Assistant


Natalia has an Industrial Designer degree and a Jewelry Designer technical degree. She joined ARNOVA as the Executive Assistant in 2018.


Contact Natalia
Office:  317-684-2121





Jesus joined ARNOVA after attending his first ARNOVA Conference in Austin, November 2018. He attended Florida International University where he took on a duo major – Biology and Business Administration. Jesus is currently our individual and institutional membership coordinator.


Contact Jesus Salazar
Phone: (317) 671-8282





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 (IUPUI).


Contact Fatima

Phone: (317) 684-2122





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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