HBI Faculty Fellows

The Helen Bader Institute (HBI) for Nonprofit Management continually strives to engage faculty, staff members, community partners, and nonprofit practitioners from around Wisconsin and beyond. As part of their various research and educational initiatives, nonprofit researchers, community partners, and practitioners are eligible to become HBI Faculty Affiliates, provided the focus of their work and practice intersect with those of the Institute.

Current Helen Bader Institute Faculty Fellows can be found throughout Wisconsin, engaging in a variety of work focused on developing the nonprofit sector.

Name Location Position Research Interests
Carol Brunt UW – Whitewater, Management Assistant Professor Institutions in Global Development (human resource management, career development & management) Nonprofit Organizations (strategic human resource management, employment relations)
Jennifer Fink UW – Milwaukee, Health Sciences Assistant Professor Population health management, obesity, patient engagement, preventive medicine, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, employee wellness, and health information technology
Michael Ford UW – Oshkosh, Public Administration Associate Professor Education Finance Policy and Law, Board Governance (school boards and non-profit boards), Education Reform (school choice plans, school governance, school accountability, teacher compensation), State and Local Government, Legislative Fiscal Note Practices
Ruth Hansen UW – Whitewater, Management Assistant Professor Fundraising, popular support for unpopular causes, and policy affecting charitable organizations
John Kovari UW-La Crosse, Pol Science Public Administration Associate Professor Local government, public budgeting, economic development, tax incremental finance (TIF)
Kerry Kuenzi UW-Green Bay, Public & Environmental Affairs Assistant Professor Public and nonprofit management, collaborative governance.
Linnea Laestadius UW-Milwaukee, Public Health Associate Professor The intersection of public health, technology, and behavior (corporate, institutional, and personal)
Travis Nelson UW-Platteville, Criminal Justice & Political Science Associate Professor International Relations, International Security, Natural Disasters and International Politics, Foreign Aid, Sport & International Politics
Mark Sidel UW-Madison, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law Professor The nonprofit sector and philanthropy (with a focus on Asia and the United States); modern secessionary movements; law and development; and comparative law
George Wang UW-Parkside, Sociology Professor China Studies, Organizational Studies