New faculty members, visiting scholars and promotions extend impact of school’s teaching, research and outreach
New faculty members and visiting scholars, as well as faculty promotions, are expanding learning and research opportunities for students at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI as it enters its fifth academic year as a school and its 30th year since the founding of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy.
“As we continue to grow, we are attracting to our faculty some of the brightest scholars in philanthropy today,” said Amir Pasic, Ph.D., the Eugene R. Tempel Dean of the school. “Several other distinguished philanthropy leaders also are joining us as visiting scholars and practitioners, helping our students extend both their understanding of philanthropy and their career horizons.”
Patrick Dwyer, Ph.D., newly appointed assistant professor of philanthropic studies, will teach courses on institutional donor dynamics and institutional fundraising. His research focuses on gratitude, altruism, prosocial behavior and volunteerism. Dwyer previously was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the department of psychology and neuroscience. He earned a Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in psychology at Vassar College.
Genevieve Shaker, Ph.D., M.A.’98, has been promoted to tenured associate professor of philanthropic studies and will teach a new course on understanding donor motivations. Her research includes higher education advancement, philanthropy and the public good, and workplace giving. The recipient of prestigious research and teaching awards, she earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration at Indiana University, an M.A. at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and a bachelor’s degree at Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
Shariq Siddiqui, Ph.D.’14, is visiting assistant professor of philanthropic studies and visiting director of the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative. He will continue as executive director of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) while pursuing scholarly activities at the school. The initiative, which will build on Siddiqui’s leading role in scholar and practitioner networks that generate and share knowledge about Muslim philanthropy, is an effort of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Dean’s Office. Siddiqui is the editor of the Journal on Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society and the Book Series Editor for the new Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society Book Series at Indiana University Press.
Jayma Meyer, J.D., visiting clinical professor at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), is an adjunct professor in philanthropic studies. An expert on sports law and public policy, she will focus on issues related to sports and philanthropy. Meyer earned a J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. with highest distinction at SPEA.
Michael “Mickey” Levitan is adjunct professor in philanthropic studies and a visiting fellow focusing on the impact and sustainability of social service nonprofits. He will teach a community service seminar. Levitan has an unusual combination of leadership and entrepreneurial experiences in the business, nonprofit and government sectors. He was founder and CEO of Courseload, Inc. and a C-suite executive for national corporations. He previously served Save the Children and the Peace Corps in in-country leadership roles. Levitan earned an M.B.A. at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an M.A. in international agricultural economics at Stanford Food Research Institute and a B.A. with high distinction in interdisciplinary international studies at Dartmouth College.
Carol Adelman, Ph.D., visiting research professor, is senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and is the founder and former director of its Center for Global Prosperity. She founded the Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances and the Index of Philanthropic Freedom, widely cited studies now produced by the school. The former assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), Adelman holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in public health from John Hopkins University and a master’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University.
John A. List, Ph.D., continues to serve as the Visiting Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising. A world leader in experimental economics, List chairs the Science of Philanthropy Initiative, which investigates the motivations behind charitable giving and social preferences that shape it, transferring that knowledge to practitioners and policymakers. He is the Kenneth Griffin Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. List earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Wyoming and received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Diana Aviv continues to serve as distinguished visiting practitioner and visiting fellow. Aviv is chief executive officer of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. She is the former president and CEO of Independent Sector, a national leadership network for U.S. nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs. She also served as executive director of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector. Aviv earned a B.S.W. from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and a master’s degree in social work at Columbia University.
Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, continues as a distinguished visiting fellow. An authority on issues of social justice, public accountability and African American giving, he writes and speaks frequently about issues of diversity in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. He was the keynote speaker for the school’s 2017 Diversity and Philanthropy Summit. Carson received both his master’s degree and Ph.D. in public and international affairs from Princeton University and earned his bachelor’s degree in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from Morehouse College.
Additionally, two professors and senior leaders of the school have been promoted to new leadership positions.
Una Osili, Ph.D., is now associate dean for research and international programs. A professor of economics and philanthropic studies, she has served as director of research since 2009, leading the school’s extensive research program, including its signature Philanthropy Panel Study and the research and writing of Giving USA for Giving USA Foundation. She earned her B.A. in economics at Harvard University and her master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.
Patrick M. Rooney, Ph.D., is now executive associate dean for academic programs, coordinating faculty efforts and spearheading ongoing innovation in the school’s curriculum in person and online. Rooney who previously had served as associate dean, director of research, and as the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University’s last executive director before it became the school. He is a professor of economics and philanthropic studies and earned bachelor’s and master’s degree and a Ph.D., all in economics, at the University of Notre Dame.
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy also currently is conducting searches for two endowed chair positions, the Melvin Simon Chair in Philanthropy and the Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy.
About the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change. The school offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy—voluntary action for the public good—through its academic, research and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. Follow us on Twitter @IUPhilanthropy or “Like” us on Facebook.