ARNOVA-honored research includes insights on Muslim nonprofits, World Vision, COVID-19’s impact on nonprofit graduates, and African American scholars’ contributions to formal study of philanthropy over a century ago
INDIANAPOLIS—Faculty members of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI are being honored with four prestigious awards from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
Tyrone Freeman, David King, Shariq Siddiqui, and Marlene Walk will be honored for their research during the association’s national conference Nov. 12-14. ARNOVA is a leading network of researchers, university faculty and practice leaders who focus on these subjects in their teaching, writing and policy work.
“On behalf of our school, I’m happy to congratulate Drs. Freeman, King and Siddiqui for recognition of their research with these notable awards conferred by their peers,” said Amir Pasic, Ph.D., the Eugene R. Tempel Dean of the school. “The diverse range of topics these excellent scholars addressed and their thoughtful public scholarship reflect the breadth, depth and strength of our faculty and its commitment to research that provides actionable insights to help inform and advance professional practice. We are proud of their achievements and we thank ARNOVA for recognizing their contributions to understanding philanthropy.”
Shariq Siddiqui, Ph.D., will receive the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize for Islamic Education in the United States and the Evolution of Muslim Nonprofit Institutions. The award is given to the best book on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector that informs policy and practice, according to ARNOVA. Siddiqui, who is assistant professor of philanthropic studies and director of the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the school, shares the prize with co-author Sabith Khan, Ph.D., assistant professor, California Lutheran University.
Previous recipients of the Hodgkinson Prize at the school include: Pamala Wiepking, Ph.D., Visiting Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy; Kirsten Grøngjerg, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor at the school and at the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington; Wolfgang Bielefeld, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the school and at the O’Neill School at IUPUI; and Lawrence Friedman, professor emeritus.
David P. King, Ph.D., will receive the Peter Dobkin Hall History of Philanthropy Prize for his book, God’s Internationalists: World Vision and the Age of Evangelical Humanitarianism. The prize celebrates the published book that has made the most significant scholarly contribution to understanding of the history of philanthropy. King is the Karen Lake Buttrey Director of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and associate professor of philanthropic studies at the school. Amanda B. Moniz, visiting faculty at the school and the David M. Rubenstein Curator of Philanthropy at The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, is a previous recipient.
Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Ph.D., will receive the Best 2019 Conference Paper Award for "More Hands than We Originally Thought: W.E.B. DuBois, the Atlanta Conferences, and the Overlooked 'Origins of the Serious Study of Philanthropy.' " The award honors the best paper presented at the 2019 ARNOVA conference. The paper explores the overlooked contributions of African American scholars to the formal academic study of philanthropy starting with W.E.B. DuBois's original research on the subject conducted nearly 60 years before Merle Curti's famous 1956 Princeton Conference on Philanthropy. Freeman is assistant professor of philanthropic studies and director of undergraduate programs at the school. He is the author of Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow, which will be released Oct. 12.
Marlene Walk, Ph.D., and two colleagues will receive the RGK-ARNOVA President’s Award for the study “Career Intentions, Commitment to the Nonprofit Sector, and COVID-19: Insights from Nonprofit Graduate Alumni.” Walk is assistant professor of public affairs at the O’Neill School at IUPUI and an affiliate faculty member at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Part of the Nonprofit Education Survey Project, the research is proposed to understand the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofit graduates and their commitment to work in the nonprofit sector. Walk’s colleagues on the study are Kerry Kuenzi, University of Wisconsin Green Bay and Amanda J. Stewart, North Carolina State University.
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