Dr 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.
Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, 2008– present
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
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
York University (Toronto, Canada) Mathematics (MA), Environmental Studies and Economics (MES, and PhD)
7 books; 80 international scientific papers in refereed journals (excluding book reviews); 24 book chapters
Google Scholar: 3260; H-Index 30; I-10 index 55 (based on 136 publications with citation data).