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.

SP2 News

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Faculty & Research

Remembering Dr. Richard Gelles

It is with profound sadness that SP2 shares news of the passing of Dr. Richard Gelles. Dr. Gelles was diagnosed with...

Sayeeda Rashid

Alumni Stories

SP2 Grad Advocates for Philly’s LGBTQ Population

As policy fellow with Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Sayeeda Rashid of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

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Student Life

June 25, 2020 Message to the SP2 Community

Dear SP2 Students and Alumni, A group of students and alumni has circulated an open letter and petition addressed to me,...

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Student Life

Philanthropy Class Provides $55K in Grants to Local Nonprofits Amid COVID-19 Crisis

As safety measures around the COVID-19 pandemic halted all on-campus activity at Penn, Doug Bauer and Greg Goldman— like many...

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