Current Research

As a social justice-focused researcher, my scholarship centers on the policy involvements of major foundations related to the academic success of marginalized students. I use mixed methods to explore the influence of major foundations on the college completion agenda and to examine the socialization process of graduate students, focusing on doctoral education, with the goal of informing foundations and university leaders about how to promote equitable practices for underrepresented and underserved students.

Dissertation Title: Higher Education and Philanthropic Foundations: The College Completion Agenda and Postsecondary Policy Networks

Committee Members: Brendan Cantwell (chair), Sarah Reckhow, Dongbin Kim, Steven Weiland

Articles

Haddad, N. & Cantwell, B. (2021). Private philanthropy, scholarly associations, and the humanities: Positions of centrality, status, and prestige in philanthropic networks. Philanthropy & Education, 4(2), 51-76. doi:10.2979/phileduc.4.2.03

Haddad, N. (2021). Philanthropic foundations and higher education: The politics of intermediary organizations. The Journal of Higher Education, 1–30. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2021.1888635

Haddad, N. (2020). Foundation-sponsored networks: Brokerage roles of higher education intermediary organizations. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 28, 122. doi:10.14507/epaa.28.4501

Haddad, N., & Reckhow, S. (2018). The shifting role of higher education philanthropy: A network analysis of philanthropic policy strategies. Philanthropy & Education, 2(1), 25–52. doi: 10.2979/phileduc.2.1.02

Articles in Progress

Haddad, N. & Jess, N. (Submitted). Evolving organizational ties in postsecondary grantmaking: Drivers of philanthropic networks. Accompanied network.

Kim, H., Haddad, N., Clasing-Manquian, P. & Gonzalez, J. (Submitted). Doctoral student development in time of crisis: Implications of COVID-19 on well-being and academic development.

Clasing-Manquian, P., Kim, H., Haddad, N. & Gonzalez, J. (In Progress). Developmental trajectories during doctoral study: Identifying heterogeneity in psychosocial factor’s development

Haddad, N. (In Progress). Major foundations and the College Completion Agenda: Promoting national policy initiatives in postsecondary education.

Haddad, N. (In Progress). Financing the College Completion Agenda: Philanthropic investments and strategic approaches to intermediary funding in higher education.

Media Coverage of Research

Schoenberger, C.R. (2018, Fall). When funding moves away from universities. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 16, 67.

Book Chapters

Haddad, N. (Invited). Foundation giving in education: Understanding the impact, changes, and strategies of philanthropy. In N. Drezner (Ed.), Research Handbook on Philanthropy and Education. The Handbook. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd.

Haddad, N. (2020). Foundations and agencies. In M. Amey & M. David (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education. (Vol. 5). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Book Reviews

Haddad, N. (2018). Policy patrons: Philanthropy, education reform, and the politics of influence. [Review of the book Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence, by Megan E. Tompkins-Stange]. Philanthropy & Education, 2 (1), 125–128. doi: 10.2979/phileduc.2.1.07

Presentations

Kim, H., Haddad, N., Clasing-Manquian, P. & Gonzalez, J. (Research Paper Session). (November, 2021). Doctoral students and Covid-19: Crisis, inequity and identity development. To be presented at The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, San Juan, PR.

Haddad, N. & Jess, N. (Division J, Section 3) (April, 2021). Evolving organizational ties in postsecondary grantmaking: Drivers of philanthropic networks. Presented at The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Virtual Meeting.

Haddad, N. (Research Paper Session). (November, 2020). Philanthropic investments and strategic approaches to intermediary funding in higher education. Presented at The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Virtual Meeting.

Haddad, N. (Division J, Section 5) (April, 2020). Major foundations and the College Completion Agenda: Promoting national policy initiatives in postsecondary education. Presented at The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. (Conference canceled)

Haddad, N. (SIG, Philanthropy and Education) (April, 2020). Philanthropic investments and strategic approaches to intermediary funding in higher education. Presented at The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. (Conference canceled)

Haddad, N. (Division J, Section 5) (April, 2019). Philanthropic foundations and intermediary organizations: Mapping the college completion agenda. Presented at The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Toronto, CA.

Haddad, N. (Division J, Section 5). (April, 2019). Philanthropic foundations and intermediary organizations: Mapping the college completion agenda. Presented at The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Toronto, CA.

Haddad, N. (SIG, Philanthropy and Education). (April, 2019). Brokerage roles of higher education intermediary organizations in foundation sponsored networks. Presented at The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Toronto, CA.

Haddad, N. (Research Paper Session). (November, 2018). Institutional divestment in higher education philanthropy: The politics of intermediary organizations. Presented at The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

Haddad, N. & Cantwell, B. (Research Paper Session). (November, 2018). Philanthropy, intermediaries, and the humanities: Positions of centrality, status and prestige in philanthropic sponsored networks. Presented at The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida.

Haddad, N. (September, 2018). Higher education and philanthropic organizations: The increased reliance on intermediary entities for policy deliberation. Presented at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy SPI Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Haddad, N. (June, 2018). Philanthropic investments and higher education: Is funding moving away from the university?” Presented at The Stanford PACS Junior Scholars Forum at The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford, CA.

Haddad, N. (SIG, Philanthropy and Education). (April, 2018). Philanthropic investments and higher education: Is funding moving away from the university?” Presented at The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Cantwell, B. & Haddad, N. (Research Paper Session). (November, 2017). Patrons and the humanities postdoc: A faculty labor market symptom or solution? Presented at The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Houston, TX.

Haddad, N. & Reckhow, S. (Division J, Section 5). (May, 2017). The shifting role of higher education philanthropy: A network analysis of philanthropic strategies in postsecondary education. Presented at The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Technical Reports

Cantwell, B. (2019). A qualitative study about the humanities postdoc. New York, NY. (Sponsored by the American Council of Learned Society and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) (Research Contributor).

Professional Affiliations

Diversity Scholars Network, National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Faculty Affiliate, The Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University

Professional and Editorial Service

Philanthropy & Education
Editorial Board Member, 2019 – Present
Reviewer

Journal of Political Science, 2021
Reviewer

The Foundation Review, 2021
Reviewer

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Program Chair (Philanthropy & Education SIG, 2018 – Present)
Session Reviewer, 2019

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Policy, Finance & Economics Section Discussant
Proposal Reviewer, 2018 – Present