Current Research

My research explores the relationship between philanthropic organizations, higher education, and intermediary organizations. In particular, my work contributes to the growing literature on higher education philanthropy and public policy as it relates to the college completion agenda.

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., & 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

Haddad, N. (Accepted). Foundation-sponsored networks: Brokerage roles of higher education intermediary organizations.

Haddad, N. (Revise and Resubmit). Philanthropic foundations and higher education: The politics of intermediary organizations.

Haddad, N. & Cantwell, B. (Revise and Resubmit). Private philanthropy, scholarly associations, and the humanities: Positions of centrality, status, and prestige in philanthropic networks.

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

Articles in Progress

Haddad, N. (In Progress). Major foundations and the College Completion Agenda: Promoting national policy initiatives in postsecondary 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). Foundations giving towards education. In N. Drezner (Ed.), Research Handbook on Philanthropy and Education. The Handbook. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd.

Haddad, N. (Forthcoming/Invited). 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

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

Haddad, N. (SIG, Philanthropy and Education). (April, 2020). Philanthropic investments and strategic approaches to intermediary funding in higher education. To be presented at The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, 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. (In Progress). 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, 2019 – Present

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

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