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Megan M. Farwell, PhD, MSW, MPA

  • Graduate, PhD in Social Welfare

Cohort: 2016-2017

Advisor: Dr. Femida Handy

Research Interests

Service capacity and funding sustainability of human service organizations

Nonprofit administration

Public policy governing nonprofits

Program evaluation

Macro social work education

Megan M. Farwell’s research focuses on nonprofit funding mechanisms, with a specific emphasis on their implications for enhancing social welfare. Her mixed-methods, three-paper dissertation examines community engagement in human services funding processes. Megan has taught several social work courses in program evaluation and macro practice, both online and in person. Her research and teaching are informed by her practice experience, which includes grants administration, fundraising, evaluation, and management of cross-sector collaborations to enhance service delivery. Prior to joining SP2’s doctoral program, Megan earned a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington.

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