SSLS Scholarship Accepted for ARNOVA Conference

Student, faculty, and alumni research to be presented at annual conference


SUMMARY: Three student papers, two faculty-student collaborative works, and two alumni works accepted for presentation at annual conference on Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Government.

The School of Strategic Leadership Studies will be well represented at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) annual conference this year. ARNOVA is the U.S.-based, national and international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society. This year marks the 45th national conference themed Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Government: Policy and Partnerships in an Era of Change. 

Student Scholarship

Roxy Allen Kioko
Roxy Allen Kioko

Roxy Allen Kioko (student, Nonprofit & Community Leadership) had two papers accepted for presentation. The first paper entitled "Holding Ourselves Accountable: A Comparison of Accountability Mechanisms for Social Enterprises" was written for Dr. Margaret Sloan's course LEAD 764: Leadership and Accountability for Nonprofits. Roxy's second paper accepted for presentation, "The Development of Undergraduate Education for Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Management: Current Trends and Future Directions" was initially submitted as an independent study on nonprofit management education under the supervision of Director and Professor Dr. Karen Ford. 

Calvin Chung
Sung-Il "Calvin" Chung

Sung-Il "Calvin" Chung's paper, "Cultural Values and Voluntary Participation: A comparison study between USA and South Korea" was also accepted for presentation at the annual conference. Calvin is also a student of the Nonprofit and Community Leadership concentration. 

Student-Faculty Collaborative Research

Alongside stand-alone student works, two student-faculty collaborative research projects will be presented at ARNOVA as well.

Karen Ford Terry Fernsler

Dr. Karen Ford & Terry Fernsler

Dr. Ford and Terry Fernsler (student, Nonprofit and Community Leadership) will present their on-going research focusing on small to mid-size nonprofits serving local communities. Preliminary survey research results will be presented and discussed. Their presentation is entitled "Collaborating for Sustainability: An exploratory study with small to mid-size nonprofits."

Lisa Akers Margaret Sloan

Lisa Akers & Dr. Margaret Sloan

Lisa Akers (student, Nonprofit and Community Leadership) and Dr. Sloan will present "The Reciprocating Effect of Nonprofit Hospital Community Development"- a paper examining the relationship between nonprofit hospital community benefit spending and private donations. The paper draws from historical studies and offers considerations for sustainability and competitive advantage to nonprofit hospital leadership. 

Alumna to Present Collaborative and Independent Research

Daisha Merritt

Dr. Daisha M. Merritt

Alumna Dr. Daisha M. Merritt will also be presenting two papers at the conference. Dr. Merritt's paper entitled "Understanding nonprofit partnerships by experience" focuses on utilizing consulting courses that provide experientiral learning opportunities, team-based learning, and problem-solving curriculum to bridge the gap between classroom instruction and real-world application in undergraduate education. The second of Dr. Merritt's work is entitled "Motivations for remittances and philanthropy: Towards an integrated (mid-range) theory of giving." This paper is part of an on-going collaboration with  Dr. Arjen DeWit (VU University of Amsterdam) and Dr. Sabithullah Khan (Virginia Tech) exploring various theories and empirical studies, to propose a new "mid-range" theory that seeks to explain the motivations for remittance and philanthropic giving. Dr. Merritt graduated from SSLS in May 2015 and is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

SSLS Sponsorship at ARNOVA

Along with scholarship presentations from the Strategic Leadership community, SSLS will also be a Co-Institutional sponsor of the conference. The sponsorship offers a wide range of opportunities for SSLS and its students including an information table, volunteer opportunities for students in exchange for free conference attendance, and more. The ARNOVA 45th Annual Conference will be held November 17-19, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Published: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Last Updated: Thursday, February 8, 2018

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