Current Academic Job Market Candidates

Megan Farwell, MSW, MPA

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  • Capacity and sustainability of nonprofit organizations
  • Nonprofit administration
  • Public policy governing nonprofits
  • Program evaluation

Learn more about Megan Farwell.

Lauren Ferreira Cardoso, MSW

gurfein@sp2.upenn.edu

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  • Gender-based violence
  • Women and girls’ safety and mobility
  • Technology as a tool for violence prevention, perpetration, and documentation
  • Women’s reproductive health
  • Qualitative and quantitative methodologies

Learn more about Lauren Ferreira Cardoso.

Ama Nyame-Mensah, PhD, MA

amanyame@upenn.edu

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  • Culture
  • Social context
  • Critical theory
  • Structural inequities
  • Critical modes of inquiry

Learn more about Ama Nyame-Mensah.

Allison R. Russell, PhD, MPA

alruss@upenn.edu

Allison Russell
  • Volunteering & volunteer motivations
  • Nonprofit HR management
  • Equity & ethics in nonprofit organizations
  • Theories of civil society

Learn more about Allison Russell.

Peter Simonsson, MSW, LCSW

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  • Improving outcomes for people with severe mental illness in the criminal justice system
  • Service delivery and systems to people with severe mental illness
  • Intersection between behavioral science and the criminal justice system
  • Interpersonal violence

Learn more about Peter Simonsson.

Viviana Chiu-Sik Wu, MS

Viviana Wu
  • Community and Place-based Philanthropy
  • Strategic Management of Nonprofits and Foundations
  • Nonprofit Advocacy and Policy Engagement
  • Computational Methods and Spatial Analysis

Learn more about Viviana Chiu-Sik Wu.

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Faculty & Research

SP2 Professor Selected as Best Reviewer

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MSSP Alumna Named Fulbright Public Policy Fellow

Widely recognized as a prestigious grant that facilitates global learning opportunities, the Fulbright Program is the largest international exchange program...

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Faculty & Research

New Intervention for “Aging-Out” Youth in Foster Care Focuses on Building Relationships

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XSD participants at the Fall 2019 convening at Penn's Houston Hall

Faculty & Research

Penn’s First Executive Program in Social Innovation Design

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