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EMILY I NWAKPUDA

[Emily Nwakpuda]

Assistant Professor, Public Affairs and Planning
Last Updated: October 28, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Philanthropy and Nonprofits
Science and Innovation
Policy Analysis
Evaluation Research
Higher Education
Community Development
Entrepreneurship
Social Equity

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Research and Evaluation Methods
Nonprofit Organizations
Policy Analysis
Ethics

Biography

Biography

Emily I. Nwakpuda, PhD, MPA, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington in the Department of Public Affairs and Planning. Her research extends the public management and public policy literatures to include individual philanthropy as a distinct funding source for the support of science and innovation. She received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Improvement Award to augment this research. Her other research interests focus on community development, assisting the unhoused, and social equity in public policy. Dr. Nwakpuda is affiliated with the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise’s Economic Development Research Center, CREATE. Notably, Dr. Nwakpuda is a former United States Peace Corps volunteer. She taught science for two years in the Republic of Namibia. Dr. Nwakpuda continues to enjoy teaching and the mentorship of students.

Appointments

Appointments

    • Sept 2020 to Present Assistant Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington - Arlington
    • July 2019 to July 2020 Project Manager
      Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise’s Economic Development Research Center, CREATE, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise (Chapel Hill, NC)

Memberships

    • 2021 to 2022 Academy of Management (AOM)
    • 2021 to 2022 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
    • 2021 to 2022 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
    • 2021 to 2022 Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Awards and Honors

    •  2019 2nd place, Best Poster Award sponsored by Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
    •  2017 Chancellor’s Candidacy Award ($5,000) sponsored by Initiative for Minority Excellence (IME)
    •  2017 Dissertation Improvement Grant (Award #1735810, $26,785) sponsored by National Science Foundation
    •  2017 Diversity Scholar Award sponsored by Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization & Voluntary Action
    •  2014 1st place, Policy & Practices Award sponsored by International Genetically Engineered Machine Contest
    •  2013 1st place, Graduate Research Symposium sponsored by North Carolina State University, Social Sciences and Management Category
    •  2013 Scholastic Fellowship ($30,000) sponsored by University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    •  2012 Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration sponsored by Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society
    •  2007 Research Fellow sponsored by Merck Pharmaceuticals
    •  2007 Women in Science Scholar sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

Publications


      2019
      • Book Chapter
        Voluntary support of higher education: Gifts to universities from high net worth individuals
        Handbook on Universities and Regional Development
        [Nwakpuda, E.I., Feldman, MP.]. Cheltenham, UK: "Edward Elgar Publishing".

      In Process
      • Journal Article
        High-net-worth Donors as Angel Investors in Academic Science Centers
        [NWAKPUDA, EMILYI]. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Thousand Oaks, CA: "Sage". Working Paper.
      • Journal Article
        The Search for Housing: Using Social Equity Theories to Address Homelessness and the Unmet Psychosocial Needs of the Homeless
        [NWAKPUDA, EMILYI, Berry-James, Rajade, Mwarabu, Susan]. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory : J-PART. Working Paper.
      • Journal Article
        Entrepreneurs’ Response to Philanthropic Opportunities to Support Science and Innovation
        [NWAKPUDA, EMILYI., Feldman, MaryannP.]. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization . New York, NY: "Elsevier". Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        After the IPO: Entrepreneurs’ Transition to Philanthropy
        [NWAKPUDA, EMILYI, Clayton, Paige, Feldman, MaryannP.]. Journal of Business Venturing Insights. Chapel Hill: "Elsevier". Submitted.

      2020
      • Journal Article
        Major donors and higher education: Are STEM donors different from other donors?
        [Nwakpuda, EmilyI.]. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

      2009
      • Journal Article
        One-pot iodination of hydroxypyridines
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      2007
      • Journal Article
        Metabolism and disposition of n-butyl glycidyl ether in F344 rats and B6C3F1 mice
        [Chen, L.J., Lebetkin, E.H., Nwakpuda, E., Burka, L.T.]. Drug Metabolism and Disposition. 35(12), 2218-2224.

      2004
      • Journal Article
        A reversible gel for chiral separations
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Presentations

    • November  2020
      Nwakpuda, Emily (Presenter), "Funding Innovation: Exploring Philanthropy in the Sciences", University of Oregon. (November 29, 2020).
    • November  2020
      Nwakpuda, Emily (Author & Presenter), "The Search for Housing and the Unmet Psychosocial Needs of the Homeless". (November 13, 2020).

Courses

      • PAPP 5345-001 EVALUATION RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 109270)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • PAPP 5355-500 NON-PROFIT ORG IN PUB POLICY
        (Course Id: 109280)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2021
      • PAPP 5395-004 CONF COURSE IN URBAN AFFAIRS
        (Course Id: 109292)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • PAPP 5392-003 TOPICS IN URBAN MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 109289)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • PAPP 5345-001 EVALUATION RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 109270)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PAPP 5345-500 EVALUATION RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 109270)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2020

Service to the University

    • Dec 2020 to  Dec 2020 Committee Member
      Faculty Activity Report (FAR) committee
      As a member of the FAR committee my primary responsibilities were to:
      1. Review the FAR packets submitted.
      2. Discuss the merits of a faculty member's performance.
      3. Vote on a faculty member's final FAR score.
      4. Help prepare the final FAR write-up.
    • Oct 2020 to  Oct 2020 Committee Member
      Social Justice Taskforce
      As a member of the Social Justice Taskforce my role was to help plan a undergrad/grad joint listed course to expose students to the topic of social justice.
      My role in the planning process included the following:
      1. Helping to name the course.
      2. Suggesting a class structure and proposed grading structure.
      3. Suggesting speakers and course collaborators.
      4. Propose course content. I personally plan to contribute 1-2 lectures on cultural competence to the future course.

      Graded activities could include things like personal blogs, moderated discussions, maybe a paper.

Service to the Profession

    • Nov 2020 to  Nov 2020
      Session Chair
      Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
      For the Fall 2020 APPAM conference I had the pleasure of serving as a chairperson of a research panel entitled, "Government Tools to Improve Effectiveness". This panel was under the Public and Non-Profit Management and Finance track of APPAM. I was responsible for managing the panel's time and posing questions to the panelist on behalf of the audience.