2021 Award Recipients
|ARNOVA is proud to present the following Distinguished Achievement award|
Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research Award
Judith Saidel is Associate Professor Emerita of Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Administration and Policy, University at Albany. For 18 years she directed the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society at Rockefeller College. In 2016, she received the Distinguished Service to Rockefeller College Award and Medallion. Her research interests include interdependence and contract management issues between nonprofit organizations and public agencies, nonprofit governance, and gender and political participation. She was Vice President for Nominations and Special Recognitions and served on the ARNOVA Board for two terms. She chaired the NVSQ Best Article Award Committee in 2014 and was founding Chair of the Emerging Scholars Committee. She has served twice on the Best Book Award Committee.
Jack Quarter was a professor at OISE, at the University of Toronto, and was the co-director of the Centre for Learning, Social Economy and Work (CLSEW). He was the co-founder and president of the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER). He was also the co-director of PhiLab’s Ontario Hub.
Pier Rogers, President, Chair, North Park University
Alnoor Ebrahim,Fletcher School, Tufts University
Monika Hudson, University of San Francisco
Roseanne Mirabella, Seton Hall University
Ramya Ramanath, DePaul University
|ARNOVA is proud to present the following book and paper awards|
Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research
"The Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations"
Thomas Davies, University of London
Dr Thomas Davies is Senior Lecturer in International Politics at City, University of London. Besides editing the Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations (2019), he is the author of History of Transnational Voluntary Associations (2016), NGOs: A New History of Transnational Civil Society (2014), and The Possibilities of Transnational Activism (2007). Prior to joining City, University of London, Dr Davies was a Junior Research Fellow at St Antony's College, University of Oxford, and his doctoral studies were undertaken at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an Associate Editor of Voluntaristics Review. He has published extensively on non-governmental organizations, global governance, transnational history, internationalist theory, disarmament diplomacy, and social movements in world politics.
Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize
"Delta Democracy: Pathways to Incremental Civic Revolution in Egypt and Beyond"
Catherine Herrold, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Catherine E. Herrold, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Catherine’s research centers on civil society, international development, and democracy promotion. In addition to her book with Oxford University Press, Catherine’s work has appeared in the journals Social Problems, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Policy Forum, and VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. She has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and Qatar and has served as a Visiting Scholar at the American University in Cairo (Egypt) and Birzeit University (Palestine).
Beth Breeze, Co-chair, University of Kent
Kelly Krawczyk, Co-chair, Auburn University
Alexandra Williamson, Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Bheki Moyo, Wits Business School
Calum Carmichael, Carleton University
Franklin Oduro, Ghana Center for Democratic Development
Johanna Mair, Hertie School of Governance
Jacob Mati, University of the South Pacific
Sabith Khan, California Lutheran University
The Peter Dobkin Hall History of Philanthropy Book Prize
"Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State"
Elisabeth Clemens, The University of Chicago
Elisabeth Clemens is William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. Exploring organizational and institutional change in the context of American political development, she has published The People’s Lobby: Organizational Innovation and the Rise of Interest Group Politics in the United States, 1890-1925 and Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State. Clemens has also edited a number of volumes, including Remaking Modernity: Sociology, History and Politics and Politics and Partnerships: Voluntary Associations in America’s Political Past and Present. She is currently editor of the American Journal of Sociology. Her most recent book, Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State (Chicago 2020) has received distinguished publication awards from three sections – Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity; Comparative and Historical Sociology, and Political Sociology – of the American Sociological Association.
Gregory Witkowski, Chair, Columbia University
Barb Shubinski, Rockefeller Archive Center
Ben Soskis, The Urban Institute
Peter Weber, Auburn University College
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Best 2020 Conference Paper Submission
"Administrative Reform to Overcome Institutional Racism: Exploring Government’s Trust Building Tactics to Renew Relationships with Community-based Organizations"
Yuan Cheng, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Yuan (Daniel) Cheng is currently an Assistant Professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and the Managing Editor of Public Administration Review. His research agenda is driven by the goal of better understanding the impact of nonprofit organizations in shaping public service provision, especially in situations where nonprofits are beyond the "tools" of government.
Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington Seattle
Caitlin McMullin, Chair, Tilburg University
Jurgen Willems, Wirtschafts Universität Wien
Jiawei Sophia Fu, Rutgers University
Rachel Fyall, University of Washington
|ARNOVA is proud to present the following awards for research|
Gabriel G. Rudney Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research
"Lots of people give me money: Towards a comprehensive understanding of social information effects on donation behavior"
Peggy Sue Claire van Teunenbroek, Center for Philanthropic Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr. Claire van Teunenbroek works as a researcher at the Centre for Philanthropic Studies (CPS) and university lecturer at the department of Science Business and Innovation at the VU Amsterdam. She completed her doctoral dissertation at CPS and the department of Organization Sciences (VU Amsterdam). In collaboration with her promotors prof.dr. René Bekkers and prof.dr. Bianca Beersma she researched the effects of mentioning the donation amount of previous donors in donation campaigns. Specialized in online donation methods, she now focusses on researching crowdfunding. As a data manager at Giving in the Netherlands she is responsible for managing all things data related.
Georg von Schnurbein, Chair, Universität Basel
Grace Chikoto-Schultz, Portland State University
Sheila Cannon, Business School, Trinity College Dublin
Thang Truong Thi Nam, CFVG/National Economics University
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Outstanding Article in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ)
"What Does Innovation Mean to Nonprofit Practitioners? International Insights From Development and Peace-Building Nonprofits"
Per G. Svensson, Louisiana State University
Per G. Svensson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Sport Management at Louisiana State University. His research is primarily focused on organizational capacity and innovation in sport for development and peace. He is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Sport for Development and serves as the Chair of the Laureus Sport for Good Research Council. Additionally, he is a Research Fellow with the North American Society for Sport Management.
Tara Q. Mahoney, SUNY Cortland
Tara Q. Mahoney, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Sport Management at the State University of New York at Cortland. Her research focuses on sport participation, social media in the sport industry and teaching pedagogy in sport management.
Marion E. Hambrick, University of Louisville
Marion E. Hambrick, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Sport Administration at the University of Louisville in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. His primary research interests are social media usage in sports and the application of social network analysis in sport contexts.
Jiahuan Lu, Chair, Rutgers University
Diarmuid McDonnell, University of Birmingham
Erynn E Beaton, The Ohio State University
Fredrik Andersson , O'Neill School at IUPUI
Jason Coupet, North Carolina State University
Best Reviewer for Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ)
Dr. Marcus Lam, University of San Diego
Marcus Lam is an Associate Professor at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Department of Leadership Studies, University of San Diego, where he teaches in the Nonprofit Leadership and Management program. Marcus is a native of Los Angeles and earned his Masters in Public Policy and Doctorate in Social Welfare from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Marcus is thrilled to receive this honor and thank the NVSQ editorial board for giving him the opportunity to serve as a peer reviewer.
Angela Bies, University of Maryland, College Park
Chao Guo, University of Pennsylvania
Susan Phillips, Carleton University
|ARNOVA is proud to present the following awards for proposed research|
RGK-ARNOVA President's Award
"The Matthew Effect in American Generosity? Examining Inequality in Philanthropic Capacity Across Place and Time"
Viviana Wu, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Viviana C. S. Wu, Ph.D. (PI), is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Policy and the lead author of this study. Using mixed methods and computational approaches, her work features the emerging roles and unequal capacities of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to advance public problem solving online and offline through philanthropy, advocacy, and public engagement.
Ji Ma, The University of Texas at Austin
Ji Ma is an Assistant Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies and teaches state-society relationship, knowledge production, and computational social science methods from the perspectives of nonprofit and philanthropy.
Chao Guo, University of Pennsylvania
Chao Guo is Professor of Nonprofit Management in the School of Social Policy and Practice, and Associate Faculty Director of Fox Leadership International, both at the University of Pennsylvania. His interests include collaboration within and across sectors, technology and nonprofit advocacy, and social entrepreneurship.
Yu Ishida, Chair, Miyagi University
Gary Adler, Penn State University
Sung-Ju Kim, North Carolina State University
Reza Hasmath, University of Alberta
Yuan Cheng, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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UMD Do Good Institute & ARNOVA Global Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Award
"Volunteerism, Philanthropy and Civic Participation in China"
Reza Hasmath, University of Alberta
Reza Hasmath (Ph.D., Cambridge) is a Trinidadian-Canadian academic, who is a Full Professor in Political Science at the University of Alberta. He has previously held faculty positions in management, sociology and political science at the Universities of Toronto, Melbourne and Oxford, and has worked for think-tanks, consultancies, development agencies, and NGOs in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and China. He was formally trained in philosophy, public policy, international studies and diplomacy, and social and political sciences, as well as in various East Asian and European languages. His research is supported by several multi-year grant schemes, notably from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. One major strand of his research looks at evolving state-society relationships in authoritarian contexts, with an emphasis on China, philanthropy, volunteerism and non-profit activities.
Angela Eikenberry, Chair, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Gizem Zencirci, Providence College
Ijeoma Nwagwu, Pan Atlantic University
Johan Von Essen, Ersta Sköndal University College
Ming Xie, West Texas A&M University
Shariq Siddiqui, IUPUI - Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Best Poster Award
"Centralizing Black Students’ Voices: University and Community Crisis Responses to COVID-19 and the BLM Movement"
Dr. Michelle Abraczinskas is a Clinical-Community Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Youth Development and Prevention Science in the Family, Youth, and Community Sciences Department at the University of Florida. She has conducted participatory research with elementary/middle school students, adult consumers of mental health services, community coalitions, and young people who have experienced parental incarceration. Dr. Abraczinskas has clinical expertise in populations impacted by trauma. Her research focuses on health equity.
Gabriella Alexis is a graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences on the Pre-Med track. She is currently the lead research assistant for the project “Centralizing Black Voices’ during Covid-19 and BLM”. She intends on applying to medical school next year for her MD/PhD.
Dr. Jenee’ Duncan is an Assistant Professor of Prevention Science and Family Studies in the Family, Youth, and Community Sciences department at the University of Florida. She studies the stressful contexts and vulnerabilities influencing individual and family processes. She also has experience developing protocols and facilitating focus groups, as well as training undergraduate students in best practices for various data collection methods.
Zoe Flowers is an author, artist and CEO of Soul Requirements Inc., a healing centered company that combines Zoë’s artistic endeavors, 20 years of domestic violence expertise, and holistic healing practices. From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood is the book that emerged from interviews Zoë conducted with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Zoë’s work can be found in several anthologies, journals, and interviews.
Chandler LeBlanc Hi, in my 5th year at the University of Florida studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dual Major Degree. He is the President of Progressive Black Men Inc. and Peer Leader coordinator of the Black Male Excellence Network. He recently completed an internship with GE Aviation. He intends to pursue a career the aviation industry.
Alina McCloud is a Biology pre-medicine student with a minor in TEACH Science at the University of Florida. She is involved in charitable work at Howard Bishop Middle School; is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; and serves as a tutor to at risk youth.
Dr. Kimberly Wiley is an assistant professor in the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences at the University of Florida. Dr. Wiley leads a research lab of graduate and undergraduate students who apply qualitative methodologies to assess crises facing the sector and to make sense of societal perceptions of voluntary action.
Bok Jeong, Chair, Kean UniversitySuparna Soni, SUNY - Buffalo State College
Seth Meyer, Bridgewater State University
Jesus Valero, University of Utah
David Bell, Indiana University Bloomington
Jung Ah (Claire) Yun, Kean University
ARNOVA is proud to present the following award in partnership with Nonprofit Management Leadership
Editors’ Prize for Best Scholarly Paper in Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Volume 30
"Critical Standpoint: Leaders of Color Advancing Racial Equality in Predominantly White Organizations"
Brad Fulton, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Brad R. Fulton is an associate professor in the O’Neill School at Indiana University. His research draws on organizational theory and critical race theory to examine the social, political, and economic impact of community-based organizations. He directs the National Study of Community Organizing—a multi-level study that examines the causes and consequences of racial, socioeconomic, and religious diversity within grassroots advocacy organizations. Fulton also is an editorial board member for Social Service Review and Sociology of Religion and a fellow with the Aspen Institute’s Inclusive America Project. His course on Nonprofit Management & Leadership has been published on Apple Podcasts.
Michelle Oyakawa, Muskingum University
Michelle Oyakawa is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Muskingum University in New Concord, OH. Her work focuses on how organizations try to bring about racial and economic justice, and she has published articles examining dynamics in social movement and religious organizations in several academic journals. She also has two recent coauthored books. In 2021, Prisms of the People: Power and Organizing in 21st Century America with Hahrie Han and Liz McKenna was published by University of Chicago Press. Smart Suits, Tattered Boots: Black Ministers Mobilizing the Black Church in the Twenty First Century with Korie Edwards will be published by New York University Press in 2022.
Richard L. Wood, University of New Mexico
At the University of New Mexico, Richard L. Wood serves as Professor of Sociology. His research and writing focus on the cultural and institutional underpinnings of democratic life, especially those linked to religion. He is the author Faith in Action and co-author (with Brad R. Fulton) of A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy (both University of Chicago Press. He has published a variety of scholarly articles and public intellectual work on religion and democracy, diversity and racial equity in political organizations, and Catholic reform efforts. Wood also serves as co-editor of the book series Social Theory, Religion, and Politics at Cambridge University Press.
The Editorial board of Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Wiley and American University’s School of Public Affairs, chaired by Lewis Faulk, NML Editor