The Center’s staff is directed by Lester M. Salamon, a pioneer in the study of the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and the tools of government. The Center’s staff has extensive experience in developing large-scale collaborative research efforts with immediate policy and practice relevance, producing original analyses of the results, and disseminating the findings to diverse audiences.
Research and Project Staff
The Center’s staff draws on a wide body of expertise and experience. Though most members of our staff focus on specific projects, we often work collaboratively across those lines to ensure the best possible outcomes of our research and to maximize the impact of our work.
MEGAN HADDOCK, International Research Projects Manager | email
Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project; United Nations Nonprofit Handbook Project; Volunteer Measurement Project; International Fellows in Philanthropy Program
Megan Haddock is International Research Projects Manager for the Comparative Nonprofit Sector, UN Handbook, and Volunteer Measurement Projects. She received her Masters in Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins Institute of Policy Studies and her B.A. from Carleton College in International Relations and Political Science. She was a lead author of the ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work, and has co-authored several publications published by the Center, a paper that appeared in the Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, conference papers, and articles for newspapers and magazines.
CHELSEA NEWHOUSE, Communications Associate | email
Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project; United Nations Nonprofit Handbook Project; Volunteer Measurement Project; Nonprofit Economic Data Project; Listening Post Project; New Frontiers of Philanthropy Project; International Fellows in Philanthropy Program; Media, website, and publications
Chelsea Newhouse is the Center’s Communications Associate. Chelsea manages all aspects of the Center’s websites; publication and multimedia production and design; and new and traditional media outreach; and serves as the point of contact for media inquiries. Chelsea also works closely with the Project Managers for the United Nations Nonprofit Handbook, Comparative Nonprofit Sector, Global Volunteer Measurement, Listening Post, Nonprofit Economic Data, and New Frontiers of Philanthropy Projects, and the International Fellows in Philanthropy Program. Chelsea previously worked for the Johns Hopkins University Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, the Baltimore Sun, and as a community organizer and for Clean Water Action and the Democratic National Committee. She has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Virginia.
S. WOJCIECH SOKOLOWSKI, Senior Research Associate | email
Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project; United Nations Nonprofit Handbook Project; Nonprofit Economic Data Project; Listening Post Project
Dr. Sokolowski is Senior Research Associate for the Comparative Nonprofit Sector, Listening Post, and Nonprofit Employment Data Projects. Dr. Sokolowski received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University, an M.A. in Philosophy from the Lublin Catholic University in Poland, and an M.A. in Sociology from San Jose State University. He has taught at Hartnell College, Rutgers University, and Morgan State University. Dr. Sokolowski is the author of Civil Society and the Professions in Eastern Europe: Social Change and Organization in Poland (Plenum/Kluwer, 2001) and a co-author of Measuring Volunteering: A Practical Toolkit (Independent Sector/United Nations Volunteers, 2001). His research interests focus on the interaction between individuals and social institutions and social determinants of cognitive processes, and include writing on social movements, organizations, work, occupations and professions. His publications have appeared in Voluntas, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, the International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, the International Journal of Cultural Policy, and several edited volumes.