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Dr. Laurie E. Paarlberg joined the IUPUI community in 2018. She holds the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chair on Community Foundations at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Her research focuses on the changing nature of community philanthropy and the implications for equity, with a particular focus on local United Ways and community foundations. Her current projects examine community foundations’ efforts to adopt equitable practices and the rural /urban divides in philanthropy.
Dr. Paarlberg’s publications include numerous articles in refereed journals, including Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Voluntas, Administration and Society, and Public Administration Review. Dr. Paarlberg’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, AmeriCorps, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. She has received the Best Paper Award for Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the Best Conference Paper at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference, and the Accenture Advances in Public Management Award, Accenture Corporation, for Best Paper in International Public Management Journal.
Ph.D., Public Management/Public Policy, Indiana University
B.S., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
- Associate Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University)
- Robert H. and Judy L. Allen Professorship recipient