PHILADELPHIA â€” 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.
â€śNonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly is the premier academic vehicle to highlight innovation in the nonprofit and non-governmental organization sector,â€ť Eric Ashton, the associate director of the School of Social Policy & Practiceâ€™s NonProfit/NGO Leadership Program, said. â€śDr. Handy brings considerable academic rigor and international research experience to this position. She will accelerate the journal to the next level of excellence.â€ť
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 publicationâ€™s editorial board, along with Michael Shier and Itay Greenspan, Ph.D. students who will serve as its managing editors.