Fran Huehls

Associate Librarian, University Library, IUPUI; Emeritus Faculty Member, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Fran Huehls
755 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN


  • Ph.D. Higher Education, Indiana University
  • M.A. Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University
  • M.L.S. Library and Information Science, Indiana University
  • B.A. Biological Sciences, Indiana University


Frances Huehls is Associate Librarian for the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library and Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies at IUPUI. She received her doctorate in Higher Education from Indiana University. She is the editor of Philanthropic Studies Index and PRO: Philanthropy Resources Online and has contributed to volumes on fundraising, philanthropy, higher education, and women.



  • Moral identity: Theory, research, and implications for practice. Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference, November 2014.
  • Philanthropy primary resources: Ready for your interpretation. History of Education Society Annual Meeting, November 2014.
  • Engaging undergraduates in the Archives: Case study in Philanthropic Studies. Interactive presentation led by Brenda Burk, Julie A. Hatcher, and Frances Huehls. Edward C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching, 2012.
  • Nonprofit research workshop: Using specialty library resources for research on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Panel presentation with Kris Bina-Midthun, Mary Frenn, and Brenda Burk.  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, March 15, 2010.
  • What counts? How does qualitative methodology affect research findings? Panel presentation with Nancy Goldfarb, Debra Mesch, Tamaki Onishi, and Salvatore Alaimo. ARNOVA: Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action conference (Philadelphia, PA) November 22, 2008.
  • Philanthropy, fundraising, and volunteerism in higher education. Panel presentation with Andrea Walton, Mary Beth Gasman, Amy Wells, and Noah Drezner. American Education Research Association conference (Chicago, IL) April 12, 2007.