Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships serve as an important vehicle for our students, alumni and associated scholars to engage in hands-on, cutting edge scholarship at all stages of their academic and professional careers, alongside our renowned SP2 faculty and partners practicing in the community. SP2’s commitment to advancing research in the name of social policy, justice and activism is evident in the many Fellows here supporting this mission.

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity

The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program is a competitive program whose goal is to increase the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research at both the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  Both organizations seek to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to their academic missions. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at either Penn or CHOP. Successful candidates will receive mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

Fellow: Kevin Jenkins

Center for Curiosity Fellowships

The Center for Curiosity at SP2 currently hosts Curiosity Fellows who are interested in undertaking research or advancing curiosity in the educational or public sphere.

Fellows are currently working in the following areas:

  • Development of white papers on curiosity and its relationship to different disciplines, such as creativity, management, education, neuroscience, behavioral science, psychology, etc.
  • Developing curricular tools to promote curiosity among college and high school students
  • Development of online apps to measure and/or promote curiosity
  • Public advocacy and media initiatives on curiosity
  • The Center is open to all novel and innovative projects that advance and promote curiosity.

Fellows: Arjun Shankar & Perry Zurn

 

Penn Fellows

The Penn Fellows Program provides leadership development to select Penn faculty in mid-career. Begun in 2009, it includes opportunities to build alliances across the university, meet distinguished academic leaders, think strategically about university governance, and consult with Penn’s senior administrators.

Chao Guo, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Nonprofit Management

  • Editor-in-Chief, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

3701 Locust Walk, Caster Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214
  • office: 215.898.5532
  • fax: 215.573.2099

Associate Professor; PhD, University of Southern California, 2003. Collaboration within & across sectors; new media & nonprofits; nonprofit governance; representation & advocacy; social entrepreneurship.

Reentry Court Fellowship

Fellowship Site: Supervision to Aid Reentry (STAR) Program

The primary duties of this fellowship consist of assisting individuals recently released from federal prison to reunify with family members, connect with community resources, and reenter their communities.  Dr. Toorjo Ghose is the SP2 supervisor and provides office space at 4725 Chestnut Street, at the Community College of Philadelphia – West.

Fellow: Rachel Leffel

Post-MSW Fellowship in Clinical Social Work

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) hosts two recently graduated MSWs to engage in a fellowship for two years within the Philadelphia Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  The intention of this fellowship will be to support the fellows’ obtaining the LCSW credential in a supportive environment, focused on honing skills in a variety of evidence-based practices, working in a variety of settings.  Upon graduation, our fellows will be able to function as independent practitioners in a variety of practice settings including: community mental health, primary care, and inpatient and outpatient academic medical settings.

Fellows: Stephanie Drabble & Jennifer Barnett Polen

The presence of visiting scholars, both domestic and international, who spend at minimum several months in residence focusing on the development of new scholarships, enhances the research environment at SP2 to the benefit of students, faculty and staff.

Current Visiting Scholar: Aishah Simmons

Previous Visiting Scholars

NameTitleLocation AffiliationAcademic Year
Mi Hyan DoVisiting ScholarNamseoul University2018-2019
Yael ItzhakiVisiting Postdoctoral FellowIsrael2017 - 2018
Shlomit Weiss-DaganVisiting Postdoctoral FellowIsrael2017 - 2018
Kupeng ChengVisiting ScholarShanghai Jiao Tong University2017 - 2018
Meng-Che YuVisiting Scholar Taiwan (Republic of China)2017 - 2018
Siu-man NgVisiting ScholarUniversity of Hong Kong2017
Chao Zhang Visiting ScholarBeijing, People's Republic of China2016 - 2017
Pingjun YinVisiting ScholarNanchang, People's Republic of China2016 - 2017
Arjen de WitVisiting ScholarUniversity of AmsterdamFall 2016
Michaela NeumayrVisiting ScholarVienna University of EconomicsSpring 2016
Haya ItzhakyVisiting ScholarBar-Ilan University, Israel2015 - 2016
Ayako OikawaFulbright ScholarJapan2015 - 2016
Dr. Hannah KligerVisiting ScholarProfessor, Communication and Jewish Studies: Pennsylvania State University, Abington College2015 - 2016
Susan PhillipsVisiting ScholarCarleton University, CanadaSpring 2015
Songguo YiVisiting ScholarShenzhen University, China2014 - 2015
Yu PengVisiting ScholarBeijing Normal University, China2014 - 2015
Zhongsheng WuVisiting ScholarBeijing Normal University, China2014 - 2015
Guy JohnsonVisiting ScholarRMIT University, Australia2014 - 2015
Shijie JingVisiting ScholarEast China University of Political Science & Law, China2013 - 2014
HuiChing WuVisiting ScholarNational Taiwan University, Taiwan2013 - 2014
Ailing JiVisiting ScholarFourth Military Medical University, China2013 - 2014
Hyun ParkVisiting ScholarSouth Korea2013
So Young MinVisiting ScholarKyonggi University, South Korea2012 - 2013
Akinori TakasiVisiting ScholarTokyo, Japan2010 - 2012
Marina TselykhFulbright ScholarTaganrog, RussiaSpring 2011
Prof. Hua JuxiangVisiting ScholarProfessor, Dept. of Sociology and Social Work: Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China2009 - 2010
Dr. Shivaraya MoodithayaVisiting ScholarDirector, Justice K.S. Hedge Institute of Management; Nitte University, Nitte, IndiaFall 2009
Dr. Zhu XuhongVisiting ScholarAssociate Professor, Institute of Sociology; Zhejiang Academy of Society Sciences, Hangzhou, China2008 - 2009
Lesley HustinxVisiting ScholarLeuven, Belgium2007 - 2008
Debbie Haski-LeventhalVisiting ScholarJerusalem, Israel2007
Chulhee KangVisiting ScholarSeoul, Korea2006 - 2007
Jane Gould-ReevesVisiting ScholarKent, EnglandFall 2005
Elana YaronVisiting ScholarToronto, Canada2005 - 2006
Tayako MukaiVisiting ScholarTokyo, Japan2005 - 2006
Heajong ShinVisiting ScholarChungnam, Republic of Korea2005 - 2006
Marina TselykhRegional Scholar Exchange Program
Fulbright Scholar
Taganrog, Russia1999; 2004 - 2005
Michal Krumer-NevoVisiting ScholarOmer, Israel2004 - 2005
Anja DeclercqVisiting ScholarLeuven, BelgiumSpring 2003
Cornelia MazzuccoVisiting ScholarSalzburg, AustriaFall 2003
Olufunmilayo FolaroimiVisiting ScholarIbadan, NigeriaFall 2003
Hea-Kung OhVisiting ScholarPuchon City, South Korea2003 - 2004
Dr. Roziyamo AshurovaFulbright ScholarTajikistan, Russia2002
Byung Hyun ParkVisiting ScholarPusan, Korea2002
Dorit Roer-StrierVisiting ScholarJerusalem, Israel2002 - 2005
Tatsuru AkimotoVisiting ScholarTokyo, Japan2002 - 2003
Kai Fong ChanVisiting ScholarHong Kong, ChinaFall 2001
Bong Sun HongVisiting ScholarPusan, Korea2001 - 2002
Arie RimmermanResearch AssociateHaifa, Israel2001 - 2002
Young-Sik LimVisiting ScholarSeoul, Korea2000 - 2002
Zvi EisikovitsVisiting ProfessorHaifa, Israel2000 - 2001; 2003 - 2006
Suyun LeeVisiting ScholarSeoul, Korea2000 - 2001
Hans-Uwe OttoAdjunct ProfessorBielefeld, Germany1999 - 2002
Ku ShaoxiongVisiting ScholarJiangsu, China1999 - 2000
Batkhishig AdilibishiinVisiting ScholarMongolia1999
Ivar LodemelVisiting ScholarOslo, Norway1998 - 1999
Kwang SonVisiting ScholarSeoul, Korea1995 - 1996