Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Professor Appointed Editor of Nonprofit Sector Academic Journal

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820August 5, 2010

PHILADELPHIA — Femida Handy, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the peer-reviewed academic journal of non-profit and philanthropic studies, by the Association for Research on NonProfit Organizations and Voluntary Action, ARNOVA.

Handy researches micro-foundational issues in the economics of the non-profit sector and volunteerism as well as issues of social accounting.

“Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly is the premier academic vehicle to highlight innovation in the nonprofit and non-governmental organization sector,” Eric Ashton, the associate director of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s NonProfit/NGO Leadership Program, said.  “Dr. Handy brings considerable academic rigor and international research experience to this position.  She will accelerate the journal to the next level of excellence.”

The journal places an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, provides cutting-edge research and analysis and focuses on public policy, organization and leadership, philanthropy, voluntarism and civil society.

Other School of Social Policy & Practice contributors include the associate dean for research and president of ARNOVA, Ram Cnaan, who is a member of the publication’s editorial board, along with Michael Shier and Itay Greenspan, Ph.D. students who will serve as its managing editors.