Kathi Badertscher

Director of Graduate Programs; Lecturer of Philanthropic Studies

Academic Programs
Kathi Badertscher
University Hall, Suite 3000
301 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN


  • Ph.D., Philanthropic Studies with U.S. History Minor, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • M.A. Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University
  • M.A. U.S. History, Indiana University
  • B.S. Finance, University of Illinois

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Philanthropic Studies
  • Philanthropy and the Humanities
  • Philanthropy and the Social Sciences
  • Philanthropy and Civic Engagement
  • Ethics and Values of Philanthropy
  • History of Philanthropy
  • Applying Ethics in Philanthropy
  • Philanthropy Ethics, East and West


  • “Evaline Holliday and the Work of Community Service,” Indiana Magazine of History
  • The Country Club of Indianapolis: Celebrating 125 Years of Tradition
  • “A New Wishard Is On the Way,” Indiana Magazine of History
  • Jane Addams,” 1914-1918 International Encyclopedia of the First World War
  • "Social Networks in Indianapolis During the Progressive Era," Indiana Magazine of History
  • "Social Darwinism," 1914-1818 International Encyclopedia of the First World War
  • "Insulin at 100: Indianapolis, Toronto, Woods Hole, and the ‘Insulin Road,’ " Pharmacy in History

Research Interests

Nonprofit Sector Theory and Practice, History of Philanthropy and Voluntary Associations, History of Women’s Benevolent Associations, Indiana History, History of Social Welfare Policy, and History of Medicine.