The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI has selected a well-known global philanthropy researcher for a new endowed chair position. Pamala Wiepking, who most recently served as an assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands, will serve as the Visiting Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy.

IUPUI says in her new role, Wiepking will conduct original research, work to improve the practice of international philanthropy and educate new philanthropic leaders for the international arena. She will also serve as a visiting associate professor of philanthropic studies at the school, teaching courses in international philanthropy and fundraising beginning in the fall 2018 semester.

"For me, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has always been the top place in the world to study philanthropy. I am very excited to join in the school’s mission to improve philanthropy to improve the world," Wiepking said in a news release. "I look forward to working with all the wonderful scholars and students affiliated with the school and with researchers from all over the world. From different cultural and disciplinary perspectives we will together further the knowledge on global philanthropy, and with that knowledge we will help to create more generous societies."

Wiepking is a member of the advisory board for the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Global Philanthropy Indices initiative, as well as the school’s Women’s Philanthropy Institute research committee. She is also a board member of Nederland Filantropieland, formerly known as the Dutch Fundraising Institute and a founding member of the European Research Network on Philanthropy and the Center for Global Generosity.

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