Dan Heist is a third-year PhD student in Social Welfare at SP2. His research interests are private philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofit leadership, with an emphasis on faith-based organizations. Dan worked for 8 years as a professional fundraiser for Latter Day Saints Philanthropies. He has a Masters in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts from Penn State.
Marquisha Lawrence Scott is a second year PhD student in Social Welfare at SP2. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary. Before coming to the University of Pennsylvania, she worked as both a researcher and community organizer. Her research interests are community-based research and nonprofit organization’s impact on social outcomes with an emphasis on faith-based institutions.
Master of Social Work Student, School of Social Policy & Practice
Elspeth Sarro is a second year MSW/ML dual degree candidate at both SP2 and Penn Law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Ursinus College and a Diplôme d’université d’études françaises from Université de Strasbourg. Her previous research has dealt with pluralism, interfaith dialogue, and expression of religious identity. She has worked in the Mayor’s Office of Faith Based Initiatives, the Penn Women’s Center, and The Salvation Army’s New Day to Stop Trafficking Program. In the summer of 2017, Elspeth will serve as a Philadelphia City Council Fellow in the office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown.
Stephanie C. Boddie, MSW, PhD
Beverly Frazier, MBA, MDiv, PhD
Nicole Ives, MSW, PhD
Jennifer Kang, MPP
Charlene Chen McGrew, MSW, ThM, PhD
Faye Patterson, BA
Jill Witmer Sinha, MDiv, PhD
Vaughn Taylor, MS