Femida Handy, Ph.D.

%e5%b1%8f%e5%b9%95%e5%bf%ab%e7%85%a7-2016-09-08-%e4%b8%8b%e5%8d%887-16-27Dr Femida Handy is Professor of Nonprofit Studies at the School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania. She just finished six year’s as Editor-in-chief of the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the leading journal in the field.

Dr. Handy obtained her PhD in 1995 from York University, Toronto. Her dissertation received the 1996 Award for excellence from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). She is also a four-time award (1996, 2007, 2008, 2010) recipient from three different journals for ‘best research paper of the year’ award.

Recent contributions to the area of philanthropy include the co-edited book Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy (2015), which won ARNOVA’s 2016 Virginia Hodgkinson Research Book Prize, and the co-authored book Philanthropy in India: Promise to Practice (2016). Her research is collaborative and interdisciplinary by nature with colleagues from disciplines ranging from sociology to business and medicine to engineering. Dr. Handy has published on wide range of topics that focus on the nonprofit sector including philanthropy and volunteering.

 

Webpage:                    http://www.sp2.upenn.edu/people/view/femida-handy/

Scholar:                       https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1jKw67MAAAAJ&hl=en

E-mail:                         fhandy@sp2.upenn.edu

 

Current position

Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, 2008– present

Previous positions

Associate Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director, Dept. of Economics, York University

Dissertation                            

Microfoundational (Economic) Analysis of Nonprofit Organizations (1995; supervisors: Prof. E. Katz, Prof. P. Penz)

Outstanding Dissertation Award, from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), 1996

Education                               

York University (Toronto, Canada) Mathematics (MA), Environmental Studies and Economics (MES, and PhD)

 

Research productivity   

7 books; 80 international scientific papers in refereed journals (excluding book reviews); 24 book chapters

Citations                                 

Google Scholar: 3260; H-Index 30; I-10 index 55 (based on 136 publications with citation data).