Our Faculty

Rebecca Tekula

Assistant Professor
Executive Director, Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Public Administration

Location
  • @New York City
    163 William Street 21st Floor
Office Hours
New York City

Education


PhD , University of Lugano, Switzerland: Department of Public Management and Economics , Lugano, Switzerland , 2009
Economics / Public Management and Finance

MPA , Pace University , New York, NY , 2009
Nonprofit Management

MBA , University of Oxford , Oxford, United Kingdom , 2006
Social Entrepreneurship, Finance and Strategy

BA , Vassar College , Poughkeepsie, NY , 2000
English Literature

Publications


Tekula, R. M. & Shah, A. (2016). Impact Investing: Funding Social Innovation and Related Actors. (Forthcoming 2015) Ed. O.M. Lehner. Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance. Routeledge, Oxford, UK.. Othmar M. Lehner (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance. Oxford, UK: Routledge. http://www.acrn-journals.eu/publications/publications/handbookssfii.html

Tekula, R., Shah, A. & Jhamb, J. (2015). Universities as Intermediaries: Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship. Metropolitan Universities Journal. Vol 26 (Issue 1) , pages 35-51.

Tekula, R., Morreale, J. & Jhamb, J. (2014). Social Entrepreneurship in the United States: Impact and Resilience in Crisis. Eds. Parra, C. and F. y Porta. Social Entrepreneurship: Sustainable Alternatives for a New Economy. J.M. Bosch, Barcelona, Spain. Parra, C. and F. y Porta (Eds.), Social Entrepreneurship: An Alternative to the Crisis. Barcelona, Spain: J.M. Bosch. http://www.editorial.libreriabosch.com/editorial/detalle/es/3015/emprenduria-social-alternativa-sostenible-para-una-nueva-economia-978-84-942385-9-8.aspx

Rahman, N. & Tekula, R. M. (2014, March 1). A Replicable Evaluation Method of Social Entrepreneurship Centers and Programs. Eds. Pate, L and C. Wankel. Emerging Research Directions in Social Entrepreneurship. Springer, Dordrecht, UK.. Pate, Larry; Wankel, Charles (Eds.), Emerging Research Directions in Social Entrepreneurship. Dordrecht, UK: Springer. http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789400778955

Murdock, A., Tekula, R. & Parra, C. (2014, February 1). Responding to Challenge: Comparing Nonprofit Programmes and Pedagogy at Universities in the United Kingdom, Spain, and the United States. The NISPAcee Journal of PublicAdministration and Policy. Vol VI (Issue 2) http://www.nispa.org/journal.php?sid=1134

PRESENTATIONS


Tekula, R. (2017, November 18). Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference. The Role of Government and Nonprofit Organizations in Social Finance: Intermediaries and the Impact Investing Marketplace. Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Grand Rapids, MI

Tekula, R. & Lee Fung, E. (2017, November 18). Cresco ad absurdum: Program Related Investments and Payout Rates in U.S. Foundations. Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Grand Rapids, MI

Tekula, R. & Fung Lee, E. (2017, July 26). World Finance Conference. Accretio ad absurdum: Program Related Investments and Payout Rates in U.S. Foundations. World Finance Conference, Cagliari, Italy

Tekula, R. (2017, June). Symposium for Public Performance and Management Review (PPMR) Special Issue.. The Role of Government and Nonprofit Organizations in Social Finance: Intermediaries and the Impact Investing Marketplace. Public Performance and Management Review (PPMR), The George Washington University, D.C.

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

Tekula, R. & Shah, A. (2016, August 3). Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. Impact Investing: Actors, Metrics and Interactions. Academy of Management (AOM), Anaheim, CA

Tekula, R., Grimm, R., Frumkin, P. & Brown, W. (2015, November 19). Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference. Nonprofit and Social Impact Education: The Case of Pace University. Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Chicago, IL

Tekula, R., Grimm, R., Ashcraft, R., Brown, W. & Washburn, S. (2015, October 1). National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Conference,. Nonprofit Education and External Partnerships. National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), New York, NY

Tekula, R., DiPadova-Stocks, L., Rethemeyer, R., Wright, B., Teo, S., Christensen, R. & , . (2015, August 3). Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. Faculty Careers, Academic Leadership, and PNP as an Organization of Meaning. Academy of Management (AOM), Anaheim, CA

Tekula, R., Shah, A. & Jhamb, J. (2015, August 3). Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. Universities as Intermediaries: Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship.. Academy of Management (AOM), Vancouver, Canada

Tekula, R. (2015, May 1). American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Annual Conference. The Role Of Government and Nonprofit Intermediaries in the Emerging Impact Investing Market. American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) , Chicago, IL

Tekula, R. & Shah, A. (2014, October 7). Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Conference 2014. Impact Investing: Funding Social Innovation. Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), Syracuse, NY

Tekula, R. (2012, November 17). Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference . Characteristics of Pay-for-Performance Behavior in Nonprofit Organizations. Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Indianapolis, IN

Tekula, R., Murdock, A. & Parra, C. (2012, November 15). Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference . Responding to Challenge: Comparing and Contrasting Selected University Nonprofit Programmes and Pedagogy in the USA and Europe. Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Indianapolis, IN

Tekula, R. (2012, November 15). Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference . Unrelated Business Income in Nonprofits: Does this Earned Income Sustain Programs?”. Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Indianapolis, IN

Tekula, R. & Murdock, A. (2012, November 7). NYU Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship 2012. Responding to Challenge: Comparing and Contrasting Selected University Nonprofit Programmes and Pedagogy in the USA and Europe. NYU, New York, NY

Tekula, R. (2011, August 14). Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting 2011. The Relationship Between Governance and Performance in Nonprofits: A Quantitative Analysis. Academy of Management (AOM), San Antonio, TX

Tekula, R. & Rahman, N. (2010, November 5). NYU Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship 2010. Back to Square One: An Examination of Social Enterprise Centers and Programs,”. NYU, New York, NY

Tekula, R. (2010, November 5). NYU Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship 2010. Social Enterprise: Innovation or Mission Distraction?. NYU, New York, NY

Tekula, R. (2009, October 15). IDHEAP Academic Conference. Inefficient Cross-Subsidies in the Diversification of Nonprofit Revenue Streams: How do Financial Gains from Unrelated Business Activities Relate to Program Expenditure?. IDHEAP, Berne, Switzerland

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

  • The New York Times [Newspaper], November 2 2017
    “When Internships Don't Pay, Some Colleges Will,” by Anemona Hartocollis, The New York Times, November 2, 2017. Featured program in the Education Life Section (national distribution), interviewed and quoted.
  • The Wall Street Journal [Newspaper], February 12 2016
    “Naming Rights for the Rest of Us,” by Anne Kadet, The Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2016 Interviewed and quoted.
  • Market Watch [Internet], October 15 2015
    “President Obama Recognizes Latino U College Access for Commitment to Action as Part of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics,” Market Watch, Oct 19, 2015. Interviewed and quoted.
  • 914Inc (Westchester Magazine) [Magazine], December 2014
    “The Business of Nonprofits: Complexity Behind the Compassion,” by Dave Donelson, 914Inc. Westchester Magazine, Q4 2014. Research report on the state of the Westchester nonprofit sector featured in 914Inc, the business issue of Westchester Magazine.
  • Newsday [Newspaper], February 7 2013
    “IRS, FBI Probe of Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis Involves Nonprofits, Businesses, Sources Say,” by Timothy O'Connor and Christian Wade, Newsday, February 7, 2013. Interviewed for and quoted in article on IRS & FBI probe mayor, involving nonprofits.
  • American Express Open Forum [Internet], April 23 2012
    “Are You a Social Entrepreneur?” by Melinda Emerson, American Express Open Forum, April 23, 2012.
  • Vegas Seven [Internet], March 1 2012
    “Pact with an Angel: To Kick-start Community Change, a UC Berkeley Program Gives Grants to Grassroots Vegas Groups,” by Heidi Kyser, Vegas Seven, March 1, 2012. Interviewed and quoted.
  • 914Inc (Westchester Magazine) [Magazine], January 30 2012
    “Corporate Philanthropy in Westchester: Who Gives and What they Get in Return,” by Dave Donelson, 914Inc. Westchester Magazine, Q1 2012. Interviewed for and research presented in article on corporate giving.
  • Business Leadership [Internet], December 19 2011
    “Study: More Female Leaders, More Philanthropy,” by Catherine Skrzypinski, Business Leadership, December 19, 2011. Interviewed and quoted.
  • Crain's New York Business [Newspaper], December 12 2011
    “Giving Nonprofits a Business Edge,” by Steve Garmhausen, Crain's New York Business, December 12, 2011. Research study featured.
  • The Associated Press [Newspaper], December 2 2011
    “New Miami Art Museum Renamed After Big Donation,” by Christine Armario, The Associated Press, December 2, 2011. Interviewed and quoted.
  • Interest.com [Internet], November 7 2011
    Advice featured in article "6 Ways to Make Giving to Charity Work for You"
  • 914Inc (Westchester Magazine) [Magazine], April 14 2011
    Interview and research featured in article on the economic impact of Westchester nonprofits and how they fared during the economic downturn.
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy [Newspaper], November 15 2010
    “Charities Business Activities May Hurt Their Missions, Study of 150 Groups Concludes,” The Chronicle Board Report for Nonprofit Organizations, November/December 2010. Research paper featured in article on nonprofits earning unrelated income.
  • Fast Company [Magazine], November 5 2010
    “The Thin Mint Paradox,” by David Zax. Fast Company Magazine, November 5, 2010. Research paper on nonprofits and social enterprise featured in article.
  • Nonprofit Quarterly [Newspaper], November 4 2010
    “Social Enterprises Linked to Poor Performance in Nonprofits,” by Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly, November 4, 2010. Research paper on nonprofits and social enterprise featured in article.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy [Newspaper], November 4 2010
    “Study Questions Efficiency of Charity Business Activities,” by Nicole Wallace, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 8, 2010. Research paper on nonprofits and social enterprise featured in article.
  • Wall Street Journal [Newspaper], November 4 2010
    “Report Faults Nonprofits on Service,” by Shelly Banjo, The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2010. Research paper featured in article on nonprofits earning unrelated income.
  • WVOX Radio [Radio], January 2010
    Full feature interview on WVOX Radio. Topic of nonprofits and social enterprse.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action [Co-Chair, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Track] , January 2014
    The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is the U.S.-based, national and international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society. Founded in 1971 as the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, ARNOVA is a neutral, open forum committed to strengthening the research about and helping shape better practice in these realms
  • Academy of Management [Communications Officer, Public and Nonprofit Management Division] , August 2013
    The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. Founded in 1936, AOM's global community today is nearly 20,000 strong, spanning 115 countries.
  • Academy of Management [Executive Committee Member, Public and Nonprofit Division] , August 2012
    The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. Founded in 1936, AOM's global community today is nearly 20,000 strong, spanning 115 countries.
  • Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration , May 2004
    Pi Alpha Alpha is the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. The purpose of Pi Alpha Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration.
  • Academy of Management [Membership Chair] , August 2013
    The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. Founded in 1936, AOM's global community today is nearly 20,000 strong, spanning 115 countries.
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