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Lijun He

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Public Administration

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    Choate House 100D
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    41 Park Row 516D
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Lijun He is Assistant Professor in nonprofit management at MPA program.


PhD , Indiana University , Indianapolis , 2015
Philanthropic Studies

Awards and Honors

  • Indiana University Graduate and Professional Student Government , April 2015 - Elite 50
  • Association of Research for Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector , September 2014 - Emerging Scholar
  • Kelly School of Business,Indiana University , June 2013 - Tobias Leadership for Excellence Fellow
  • Graduate and Professional Student Government, September 2010 - Outstanding Graduate
  • Indiana University , October 2009 - The Center on Philanthropy's Alumni Scholarship


  • The Fundraising School , December - Fundraising Certificate


He, L. (2015). Book review of “Global Fundraising: How the world is changing the rules of philanthropy.

He, L. Ethics of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Managers.

He, L. & Cleveland , W. (2015, May). Cross-cultural impacts of a distance learning course about U.S. philanthropy taught to Chinese students. Nonprofit Management and Leadership.


Tekula, R., Knepper, H., He, L., Scutelnicu, G., Matwichuk, V. & , . (2016, October 6). Network of Schools for Public Policy, Affairs, & Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference. Promoting Cultural and Gender Competencies in the Classroom. Network of Schools for Public Policy, Affairs, & Administration (NASPAA), Columbus, OH

He, L. (2014, November). ARNOVA2014. Does board governance matter? Examining board configuration and transparency in Chinese private foundations. Denver

He, L. (2013, November). American Evaluation Association Annual Conference . Evaluating Chinese philanthropy: Status quo, problems, and improvement. AEA, Washington, D.C.

He, L. (2013, November). ARNOVA 2013. Beyond isomorphism: The birth and development of China's first community foundation. ARNOVA, Harford

He, L. (2013, November). ARNOVA2013. Introducing philanthropic studies to Communism State: Theories and realities. Harford

He, L. (2013, June). Cross-cultural impacts of a distance learning course about U.S. philanthropy taught to Chinese students. The Nonprofit Academic Centers Council, Chicago


Entrepreneurship and philanthropy, organizational change and innovation, institutional entrepreneurship, nonprofit leadership

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

He, L. (2015, October 1). Patterns of Foundations' Strategic Change on Impact-investing: A Comparison of a public foundation and private foundation.
Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship , Pace University , $3,000.00 . Funded,

He, L. (2013, May). Policy recommendation for developing nonprofit management undergraduate program .
Ministry of Civil Affairs, China , Federal , $5,000.00 . Funded,


  • Global Times [Internet], March 31 2016
    Commentary on the implication of China's new charity law on foreign NGOs in China on Chinese government-run English newspaper Global Times "New charity law provides no certainty for foreign NGOs"
  • Hurun Wealth Magazine [Magazine], May 2013
    He, L.J. (2013). The art and wisdom of giving by American billionaires. Special Edition on China's Most Generous Rich List, Hurun Wealth Magazine.
  • Asia Philanthropy Forum [Internet], February 2013
    Opening the Window To Philanthropy in China Starts With Transparency
  • China Fortune Magazine [Magazine], July 2011
    He, L.J. (2011). Giving circle that changes community. China Fortune Magazine. He, L.J. (2011). On Philanthropy Effectiveness. China Fortune Magazine.
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy [Internet], September 2010
    He, L.J. (2010). The Gates-Buffett visit to China: What it means for philanthropy. The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
  • Southern China Daily [Newspaper], May 2010
    Column writer on society and philanthropy


  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action [member ] , September 2015
    An international membership organization dedicated to fostering through research an understanding of the nonprofit sector, philanthropy and volunteerism.
  • International Society for Third-Sector Research [member ] , March 2012
    Promotes research and education in the philanthropy, civil society and nonprofit sectors
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