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Dr. Una Okonkwo Osili

Director of Research at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

Dr. Una O. Osili is Director of Research at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. She is the current Chair of the Research Committee of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, and is a member of the Research Committee of the Lake Institute for Faith and Giving. She also directs the Center on Philanthropy Panel Study (COPPS). Dr.Osili also serves as Associate Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University and is a member of the graduate school faculty at Indiana University. In 2007, she was a Visiting Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University.

Dr. Osili has served as a member of the Social Science Research Council, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Program. In 2006, she received the Stevenson Fellowship from the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council. She is also a consultant with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, has worked for the World Bank and served on the Research Committee of the Association for Research in Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations (ARNOVA) and the Board of the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA). She has served as a past or current board member for several nonprofit organizations, including the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis and the Immigrant Welcome Center.

Dr. Osili is a prolific researcher with an extensive body of published research. She earned her B.A. in Economics at Harvard University, and her M.A., and Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University.