Fran Huehls

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

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 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. 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.