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Genevieve Shaker

Campus Address: CA 436H
Phone: 317-278-1058
Fax: (317)278-2525
Email: gshaker@iupui.edu


Associate Dean for Development and External Affairs, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI; Adjunct Professor of Liberal Arts; Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy


Ph.D. Indiana University 2008; MA Indiana University 1998; BA Minnesota State University-Moorhead 1997


Genevieve G. Shaker, Ph.D., is on the faculty at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where she serves as associate dean for development and external affairs in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts and assistant professor of philanthropic studies in the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She also is adjunct professor of liberal arts. She is one of the few academicians who is also an active advancement officer.

Shaker completed her Ph.D. in higher education at Indiana University-Bloomington and holds a master’s in philanthropic studies, from the Lilly Family School’s predecessor, the Center on Philanthropy. She has focused her research on higher education advancement as well as the changing nature of the American professoriate, and on philanthropy, public good, and faculty work. She has a particular interest in faculty and staff philanthropic giving and is extending her workplace giving research into other employment arenas.

She has presented numerous papers, workshops, interviews, or speeches for scholarly and practitioner audiences, including a paper judged among the best at the 2013 Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum. The quality of her research was recognized early with the dissertation of the year award (2009) from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and by the nation’s primary group of faculty development professionals (Professional and Organizational Development Network) with the 2009 Robert Menges Award for research in educational development. As a reflection of the quality of her teaching, Shaker was selected for the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award in 2013. Most recently, she was recognized nationally for her work as a scholar-practitioner and named the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Emerging Scholar for 2015.

Academic Interests

University advancement; Workplace giving; Academic citizenship; Philanthropy and the professoriate; College and university faculty identity and work; Nontenure-track faculty


P105 Giving and Volunteering in America


Indianapolis Business Journal Forty Under 40 (2015); Emerging Scholar, Association of Fundraising Professionals (2015); Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award, Association for Institutional Research (2013); Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award (2013); IUPUI Student Athlete "Favorite Professor" (2013); Nominee, IUPUI Student Supervisor of the Year (2011); Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year, Association for the Study of Higher Education (2009); Robert J. Menges Award for Outstanding Research in Educational Development, Professional and Organizational Development Network (2009); Higher Education and Student Affairs Program Holmstedt Dissertation Award (2007); IUPUI Glenn W. Irwin, M.D., Experience Excellence Award (2005)


Shaker, G. G. (2015). Faculty work and the public good: Philanthropy, engagement, and academic professionalism. New York: Teachers College Press.

Shaker, G. G., & Dale, E. J.*, & Nathan, S. K. (2014). Sequential online course re-design: When “it just takes time” works no more. To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development, 33(2).

Shaker, G. G., Kienker, B. L.*, & Borden, V. M. H. (2014). The ecology of internal workplace giving at Indiana University: A case study of academic and non-academic staff campus campaign fundraising. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. DOI: 10.1002/nvsm.1501

Palmer, M. M., Shaker, G. G., & Longtin-Hoffman, K.* (2014). Despite faculty skepticism: Lessons from a graduate-level seminar in a hybrid course environment. College Teaching, 62, 100-106. DOI: 10.1080/87567555.2014.912608

Borden, V. M. H., Shaker, G. G., & Kienker, B. L.* (2014). The impact of alumni status on institutional giving by faculty and staff. Research in Higher Education. DOI: 0.1007/s11162-013-9318-3

Shaker, G. G. (2013). The generosity of the professoriate: Faculty as donors and academic citizens. Metropolitan Universities, 23(3), 5-25.

Shaker, G. G. (2013). The road taken: A report on the career paths of a modern academic workforce for faculty developers. The Journal of Faculty Development, 27(3).

Shaker, G.G. (2013). Giving on campus: Faculty and staff as prospects and donors, for N. Drezner (Ed.), Expanding the donor base in higher education: Engaging non-traditional donors. New York: Routledge.

Shaker, G. G. (2013). The generosity of the professoriate: Faculty as donors and academic citizens. Metropolitan Universities, 23(3), 5-25.

Shaker, G. G. (2013, March). Something in common: Recognizing and cultivating faculty prospects. CASE Currents, 39(3), 13-14.

Shaker, G. G., & Palmer, M. P. (2012). The donors next door: Raising funds from faculty for faculty development centers. To Improve the Academy, 31.

Levin, J. S., Shaker, G. G., & Wagoner, R. (2011). Post neoliberalism: The professional identity of faculty off the tenure-track, in K. Kempner, S. Marginson, I. Ordorika, & B. Pusser (Eds.), Universities and the public sphere: Knowledge creation and state building in the era of globalization. New York: Routledge.

Levin, J. S., & Shaker, G. G. (2011). The hybrid and dualistic identity of full-time nontenure-track faculty. American Behavioral Scientist.

Shaker, G. G., Palmer, M. M., & Chism, N. V. N. (2011). Understanding and supporting full-time nontenure-track faculty: A needed change. To Improve the Academy, 29, 46-59.

Levin, J. S., Montero-Hernandez, V., Cerven, C., & Shaker, G. G. (2010). Welfare students in community colleges: Policy and policy implementation as barriers to educational attainment, in A. Kezar (Ed.), Recognizing and serving low income students in postsecondary education: An examination of institutional policies, practices, and culture. New York: Routledge.


Board Member, Red Cross of Greater Indiana (2014-); Neighborhood Working Group, Member, Indianapolis Children's Museum (2014-); Program Committee Member, Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Meeting (2013); Liberal Arts Coordinator, Back Pack Attack, Race for the Cure, Jam the Jag Bus (2002-);

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