Gregory R Witkowski
Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies; Director of Graduate Programs

Phone: 317-278-8970
Department: Max Kade German-American Center, Affiliated Faculty

Campus Address: TG301


BA in History, College of the Holy Cross, 1993 MA in History, University of Buffalo (SUNY), 1998 Ph.D. in History, University of Buffalo (SUNY), 2003

Academic Interests

His main research interests are the relationships between philanthropic aid, civil society, and democracy. He focuses his study on Germany, concentrating especially on the unique attributes of giving in former Communist East Germany. His work shows how Germans used international philanthropic aid to create an identity of themselves distinct from their past.


American Swiss Foundation, Young Leader 2010 Benjamin Cohen Fellow, 2009-10 Fulbright Scholar, 2006-2007


Member of Academic Advisory Board, Learning by Giving Foundation Editor, H-German listserv


Articles in Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft, Central European History, German History, History Compass and edited volumes.