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Recent Publications & Reports

The Wilson Center aims to build a diverse portfolio of research projects with a focus on the identification and analysis of immediate issues facing nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and social enterprises. To that end, the Center invites Pace University faculty members to apply for Wilson Center Fellowships. Fellows will serve a 1-year term (September through August). During that time, Wilson Fellows work on specific projects such as case studies and interdisciplinary academic research that supports the Center's mission and goals. Below is a works cited list of our fellows' outcomes:


Collica-Cox, K., & Furst, G. (2019). Parenting from a County Jail: Parenting from Beyond the Bars. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40(7), 593-604.

Shin, N. (2019). The Impact of the Web and Social Media on the Performance of Nonprofit Organizations. Journal of International Technology and Information Management, 27(4)

Vidal, P., & Viswanath, P. (2019). The new financial framework for the Cuban non-state sector. Post-Communist Economies, 31(2), 218-239.


Bolton, M. (2018). The ‘-Pacific’part of ‘Asia-Pacific’: Oceanic diplomacy in the 2017 treaty for the prohibition of nuclear weapons. Asian Journal of Political Science, 26(3), 371-389.

Collica-Cox, K., & Fagin, B. (2018). Parenting, prison & pups: Parenting with a purpose. Corrections Today, 80(3), 24-32, 110.

Collica-Cox, K., & Furst, G. (2018). Implementing and Studying Successful Jail-Based Programming For Women: A Case Study of Parenting, Prison & Pups – Waiting to ‘Let the Dogs In’. Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 5(2), 101-119

Viswanath, P. (2018). Microfinance and the Decision to Invest in Children’s Education. International Journal of Financial Studies, 6(1), 16.


He, L., Graterol-Alfonzo, J., & Tep, K. (2017). Exploring Philanthropic Foundation’s Motivation and Managerial Model of Strategic Change From Grant-making to Impact Investing. In Handbook of Research on Emerging Business Models and Managerial Strategies in the Nonprofit Sector. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Roye, C., & Sonenberg, A. (2017). It Takes and Instigator, Vision and Passion, Promoting Health in Haiti: Developing Partnership Between an Impoverished Nation and an NGO to Develop Advanced Practice Nursing Education, A Case Study.

Scharff, C., Rene, V., Schoepp, J.G., Shah, N.K., & Greenberg, A. (2017). Exploring mobile device literacy in Senegal. 2017 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 1-7.

Viswanath, P. (2017). Microcredit and Survival Microenterprises: The Role of Market Structure. International Journal of Financial Studies, 6(1), 1. doi:10.3390/ijfs6010001


Frid, C. J., Chowdhury, I., & Green, C. G. (2016). An Experiential Field Study in Social Entrepreneurship.Journal of Business Ethics Education, 13, 000-000.

Green, C., & Adnan, D. (2016). The Challenges to Social Entrepreneurship in Brazilian Art/Handicraft Organizations: Today and in the Future (PDF).

Rafferty, Y. (2016). Challenges to the rapid identification of children who have been trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation. Child abuse & neglect, 52, 158-168.

Rafferty, Y. (2016). Trauma as an Outcome of Child Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation: A Human Rights-Based Perspective. Psychology & Society, 2016.8(2), 78 – 94.

Scharff, C., Gandhi, F., Hoernes, D., D'Costa, S., Bejarano, M., Greenberg, A., ... & Rollins, P. (2016). AppDock: An Education and Outreach Space for Device Literacy. Proceedings of the First African Conference on Human Computer Interaction, 214-218

Shin, N., & Chen, Q. (2016). An exploratory study of nonprofit organizations’ use of the internet for communications and fundraising. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 16(1), 32-44.


Knepper, H., D'Agostino, M. J., & Levine, H. (2015). Volunteer Management Practices during Challenging Economic Times. Journal of Public Management & Social Policy, 20(2), 7.

Tekula, R., Hormozi, F., Morreale, J. and J. Jhamb. “The Economic Impact of the Westchester Nonprofit Sector.” (Report, Release Forthcoming, 2015)

Viswanath, P.V. (2015). Microfinance and Investment in Human and Social Capital. ACRN Oxford Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives, 4(3), 81-101.


Bolton, M., & James, K. E. (2014). Nascent Spirit of New York or Ghost of Arms Control Past?: The Normative Implications of the Arms Trade Treaty for Global Policymaking. Global Policy. doi:10.1111/1758-5899.12174

Cardon, M. S., Murnieks, C. Y., & Mosakowski, E. (2014). Pathways of passion identity centrality, passion, and behavior among entrepreneurs. Journal of Management, 40(6), 1583-1606.

Lawler, J., Moller, H., & Salloum, R. (2014). A Case Study On Empowering A Non-Profit Organization To Better Help People With Disabilities Through M-Health (PDF).

Rahman, N., & Tekula, R. (2014). A Replicable Evaluation Method of Social Entrepreneurship Centers and Programs. In Emerging Research Directions in Social Entrepreneurship (pp. 111-123). Springer Netherlands.

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.


Cardon, M. S., & Lant, T. (2013). Case Study: Little Village Playhouse (PDF).

Cardon, M. S., Gregoire, D. A., Stevens, C. E., & Patel, P. C. (2013). Measuring entrepreneurial passion: Conceptual foundations and scale validation. Journal of Business Venturing, 28(3), 373-396. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2012.03.003

Cardon, M. S., & Kirk, C. P. (2013). Entrepreneurial Passion as Mediator of the Self-Efficacy to Persistence Relationship. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 39(5), 1027-1050. doi:10.1111/etap.12089

Coppola, J., Feather-Gannon, S., Daniels, C. K., Hale, N. L., Mosley, P., & Taylor, A. (2013). The evolution of successful service-learning courses in the computing curriculum: from infancy to innovation. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 28(6), 109-116.

Yamagata, C., Coppola, J. F., Kowtko, M., & Joyce, S. (2013, May). Mobile app development and usability research to help dementia and Alzheimer patients. Systems, Applications and Technology Conference (LISAT), 2013 IEEE Long Island (pp. 1-6). IEEE.


Marchese, F. T. & Shergill, M. P. K. (2012). 500 Year Documentation (PDF).

Tao, L. (2012). Open-Source IT Support for Effective Social Entrepreneurship (PDF).


Cardon, M. S., & Glauser, M. (2011). Entrepreneurial Passion: Sources and Sustenance (PDF).

Cardon, M. S., Murnieks, C. Y., & Mosakowski, E. (2011). Pathways of fire: An empirical look at entrepreneurial passion. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 31(4), 2.

Holtz, G. (2011). User Patterns of Key Performance Indicators among Non-Profits in New York City and Westchester County (PDF).

Morreale, J.C. (2011). The Impact of the" Great Recession" on the Financial Resources of Nonprofit Organizations (PDF).

Rahman, N., & Tekula, R. (2011). Back to Square One: An Examination of Social Entrepreneurship Centers and Programs (PDF).

Scharff, C., Preira, J. M., Kay, R., & Su, S. H. (2011, October). Teaching mobile solution development in a global context: Comparing solutions proposed by students in the developed and developing world. In Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2011 (pp. S1G-1). IEEE.


Rahman, N., & Chowdhury, I. (2010). Social Entrepreneurship in Context: Identity Emergence and Legitimation (PDF).