Faculty & Staff Directory
Campus Address: TG 301
Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies
Executive Director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
Member of the Graduate School Faculty
B.A. University of Notre Dame 1980,
M.A. 1985, Ph.D. 1987
Philanthropy: Giving and volunteering behaviors; nonprofit overhead costs; the costs of fundraising; compensation and pay for performance in nonprofits;
Higher education administration and finance: accountability and best practices, decentralized financial management, and enrollment management issues
Employee ownership and worker participation
IUPUI Commission for Women Honors List for Achievement 1998,
Management Development Program, Harvard University 1997,
and Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Award 1992
Include articles in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Research in Higher Education, Planning In Higher Education, Metropolitan Universities, Change, Economics Letters, and Journal of Economic Issues, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, CASE International Journal of Educational Advancement, International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. Recent publications include: "Executive Compensation and Gender: A Longitudinal Study of a National Nonprofit Organization" (with Debra Mesch, SPEA, IUPUI). Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Forthcoming."Paying for Not Paying for Overhead" (with Ken Wing, Mark Hager, and Tom Pollak, all with the Urban Institute, DC). Foundation News and Commentary, 2006. "Functional Expense Reporting for Nonprofits: The Profession’s Next Scandal?" (with Teresa Gordon, University of Idaho, and Ken Wing, Mark Hager, and Tom Pollak, all with the Urban Institute, DC) CPA Journal. August 2006, pp. 3-7. "Individual Giving".Financing Nonprofits: Bridging Theory and Practice Financing, New York: Altamira Press (a subdivision of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers), 2007. Dennis R. Young (ed.) "Giving in the Wake of September 11" (with Kathy Steinberg). Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Vol. 31, No. 1, March 2005, pp. 110-135. The Effects of Race, Gender, and Survey Methodologies on Giving in the US (with D. Mesch, K. Steinberg, and W. Chin). Economic Letters. Vol. 86, No. 2, February 2005, pp. 173-180. "Methodology is Destiny: The Effect of Survey Prompts on Reported Levels of Giving and Volunteering" (with Kathy Steinberg and Paul Schervish). Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Vol 33, No. 4, 2004, pp. 628-654. "Fundraising Costs" (with Joseph Cordes, Economics, George Washington University). In Effective Economic Decision-Making for Nonprofit Organizations, New York: The Foundation Center, 2004. Dennis R. Young (ed.)."Estimating Charitable Deductions in Giving USA". (with Partha Deb, Mark Wilhelm, and Melissa Brown). Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol 32, No. 4, 2003, pp. 548-567. "How Fundraising is Carried Out in U.S. Nonprofit Organizations". (with Mark Hager and Tom Pollak). International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, Vol 7, No. 4, 2002, pp. 311-324."Repeal of the Estate Tax and Its Impact on Philanthropy".(with Eugene R. Tempel) Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Vol. 12, No. 2, Winter 2001, pp. 193-211."A Methodological Comparison of Giving Surveys: Indiana as a Test Case". (with Kathy Steinberg and Paul Schervish). Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol 30, No. 3, September 2001, pp. 551-568."A Better Methodology for Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of Fund Raising at Universities". Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1999, pp. 39-56.
Chair, Research Advisory Counsel, Giving USA Foundation, 2000-present.
Member, INDEPENDENT SECTOR, Research Advisory Committee, 2004-present.
Member, Techpoint Foundation Board, 2004-present.
Member, Board of Advisors, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center (Rollins College), Fall 2000-2006.
Member, Advisory Board, Indiana Giving Ventures (IGIVE), 1999-2002.
Member, Strategic Planning Committee, United Way of Central Indiana, 1995-2002.
Chair, Black Philanthropy Regional Conference Planning Committee, 2002-2004.
Member, Organizing Committee, Indiana Nonprofits in Times of Economic Uncertainty Symposium, 2002.
Member, AFP Research Committee, 1999-present.
Vice President and member of the Board of Directors, Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, 1992-1995.
Reviewer: Industrial Relations, Comparative Economic Studies, The Economic Journal, National Science Foundation,
International Contributions to Labour Studies, Journal of Applied Business Research, New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, The Carnegie Corporation.
Board of Editors: Journal of Employee Ownership Law and Finance, 1990-94.
Associate Editor: Economic Forum, 1985-1987
Board of Editors, International Journal of Educational Advancement, 2004-present.