Faculty & Staff
Heather MacIndoe, PhD
- Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School
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100 Morrissey Blvd. Office Location: McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 423
Areas of Expertise
Nonprofit Organizations, Philanthropy, Public and Private Funding for Social Services, Organizational Theory
PhD, University of Chicago, Sociology
MA, Stanford University, Sociology
BA, Wellesley College, Economics and American Studies
Professor MacIndoe is on leave for the 2012-13 academic year.
Professor MacIndoe's research applies theoretical frameworks from organizational and urban sociology to address questions concerning the organizational behavior of nonprofit organizations, patterns of public and private funding to nonprofit organizations, and the role of nonprofits in public policy.
A current research project, The Boston Area Nonprofit Study, consists of the first academic survey of Boston-area nonprofits in over two decades. This research is being conducted with Emily Barman (Boston University). The study focus on two organizational practices in the nonprofit sector: the use outcome measurement to evaluate nonprofit services, and engagement in inter-organizational collaborations to achieve nonprofit missions. This research received funding from The Boston Foundation and the Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston at Harvard University.
Professor MacIndoe received a Joseph P. Healey Grant (2010) for a separate project, "Funding the Social Safety Net: Learning Lessons for Challenging Economic Times," which examines cross-sectional data on public and private funding to nonprofit human service organizations.
Professor MacIndoe was elected Chair (2009-11) of the Community Research and Development Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. She also serves as a volunteer with the Somerville Commission for Women, Somerville, MA. The Commission's mission is education, advocacy, and outreach on behalf of women.
Her research is published in the American Journal of Sociology, Mobilization, Sociological Forum, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
Teaching in the Public Policy PhD Program:
Foundations of Public Policy Analysis I
Research Methods I
Public Policy Challenges Facing Urban Nonprofit Organizations
Teaching in the Public Affairs MSPA Program: