Research to Practice


The Wilson Center funds four Faculty Fellows each year.  Fellows work on specific projects- generally case studies and academic research- that support the Center's mission and goals.  Each recipient is awarded $5,000 and is supported by student research assistants.  Since 2009, this program has produced 16 working papers for publication.  Our Faculty Steering Committee sets funding priorities and selects candidates through a blind review.


Brown Bag Lunch Research Seminars
This year, the Wilson Center launched our first three in a series of brown bag lunch seminars which showcase our past faculty fellow funded research projects.  For accessibilty, our seminars are held during common hour and are webcast to the Pace online community.

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise Research
The Wilson Center is proud to be a resource for both local and national organizations, including the Westchester County Executive and local Congressional representatives.  We also offer our research in service of the University; the Economic Impact Report for Pace NYC and the Economic Impact Report for Pace Athletics were based on research by the Center.

Digital Commons Initiative
Our Digital Commons SelectedWorks series serves to maximize the visibility and impact of our research.  This repository is home to many online journals including the Pace Environmental Law Review, the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, and Cornell University ILRReview.  We currently have 16 works in our series.  There were 607 full-text downloads of our works this year.



Recent Publications and Works Underway

  • Tekula, Rebecca. "Governance and Performance in Nonprofits" Working Paper, 2011.
  • Tekula, Rebecca.  "Social Enterprise: Innovation or Mission Distraction?” Working Paper, 2010.
  • Rahman, Noushi and Rebecca Tekula. "Back to Square One: An Examination of Social Entrepreneurship Centers and Programs." Working Paper, 2010
  • Rahman, Noushi. "Opening the Black-Box: Toward a Classification of Social Entrepreneurship." Working Paper, 2009.
  • Trexler, Jeffrey.  "Social Entrepreneurship as an Algorithm: Is Social Enterprise Sustainable.” Emergence: Complexity & Organization. Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 65-85, 2008



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