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Dr. Angela M. Eikenberry
Dr. Eikenberry's research has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Her book, Giving Circles: Philanthropy, Voluntary Association, Democracy (Indiana University Press) won CASE’s 2010 John Grenzebach Research Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy. She received a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research on giving circles in the UK, affiliated with the University of Birmingham Third Sector Research Centre, and the 2016 UNO Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity.
Nonprofit Management, Public Administration and Democracy, Organization Theory and Behavior, Philanthropy and Democracy, Qualitative Research Methods.
Research and Creative Interests
The social, economic and political roles philanthropy, voluntary associations, and nonprofit organizations play in democratic governance. Empirical and theoretical areas of focus include: Giving circles and collaborative giving, marketization of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy,and social equity/justice, and public and nonprofit administration.
School Personnel and MPA committees; UNO Sustainability Committee; advisory board for the Indiana University Women's Philanthropy Institute; board chair of Mode Shift Omaha and member of Creating the Future; facilitator for ARNOVA Critical Perspectives common interest group; and member of the editorial board of NVSQ, Voluntas, and Administrative Theory & Praxis.
Ph D - Public Administration
University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha, NE) 2005
MPA - MPA - Nonprofit Management
University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha, NE) 1998
BA - International Studies
University of Nebraska at Omaha 1993
UNO Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity (Scholarship/Research) 2016
US-UK Fulbright Scholar Award, 2014-2015 (Scholarship/Research) 2014
David Scott Diamond Alumni Professor of Public Affairs & Community Service (Scholarship/Research) 2013
Omaha Earth Day Coalition Friend of the Environment Award (Service, Community) 2012
UNO Student Government Curulis Award (Service, University) 2012
UNO Alumni Association CPACS Outstanding Teaching Award (Teaching) 2011
CASE 2010 John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy, Published Scholarship (Scholarship/Research) 2010