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Lili Wang

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Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4020
Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4020
Assoc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4020
Assoc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4020
Biography: 

Lili Wang is an associate professor of nonprofit leadership and management in the School of Community Resources and Development. Before joining Arizona State University, she worked at the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University.

Her research focuses on individual philanthropy (charitable giving and volunteering), institutional philanthropy, collaborative governance, and international NGOs. She earned her doctorate in public administration from the University of Southern California with a study of social capital and community philanthropy. Wang has been awarded the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)’s Emerging Scholar Award for research excellence. Her research has received support from the Social Science Research Council, the Bureau of Land Management, and the St. Luke’s Health Initiatives. Her work on nonprofit studies has appeared in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, and Public Management Review.

At ASU, Wang has worked with students in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions' undergraduate research program, and has served as chair or committee member for dissertations, theses and creative projects undertaken by students from the School of Community Resources and Development, School of Public Affairs, the Social Justice and Human Rights program, Barrett Honors College, and so on. She currently serves as the faculty honors advisor of the Barrett Honors College and graduate program director of the master's and doctorate degree programs in the School of Community Resources and Development.

Education: 

Ph.D. Public Administration, University of Southern California

Publications: 
  • Wang, Lili, Mook, Laurie, and Handy, Femida.  An Empirical Analysis of Formal and Informal Volunteering in Canada. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 28(1), 139-161 (2017).
  • Ting, Zhao, Wang, Lili, and Thomas, George. Public Policies, Stakeholder Interest and Nonprofit Development: The Case of Trade Associations in Shanghai, China. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 27(5), pp.2173-2198 (2016).
  • Saxton, Gregory D. and Wang, Lili. The Social Network Effect: The Determinants of Giving through Social Media. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2014).
  • Wang, Lili and Ashcraft, Robert F. Organizational Commitment and Involvement: Explaining the Decision to Give to Associations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2014).
  • Wang, Lili and Handy, Femida. Religious and Secular Voluntary Participation by Immigrants in Canada: How Trust and Social Networks Affect Decision to Participate. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations (2014).
  • Wang, Lili and Yoshioka, Carlton F. Senior Volunteerism and Social Context: Implications for Volunteer Recruitment. The International Journal of Volunteer Administration (2014).
  • Wang, Lili, Yoshioka, Carlton F., and Ashcraft, Robert F. What Affects Hispanic Volunteering in the United States: Comparing the Current Population Survey, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and the AIM Giving and Volunteering Survey. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations (2013).
  • . . Review of: Borders among Activists: International NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France (2013).
  • Miller, Edward A., Wang, Lili, Feng, Zhanlian, and Mor, Vincent. Improving Direct Care Compensation in Nursing Homes: Medicaid Wage Pass-Through Adoption, 1999-2004. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (2012).
  • Wang, Lili and Ashcraft, Robert F. Needs Assessment and Curriculum Mapping: Enhancing Management Skills of the Nonprofit Workforce. Nonprofit Management and Leadership (2012).
  • Wang, Lili, Graddy, Elizabeth and Morgan, Donald. The Development of Community-based Foundations in East Asia. Public Management Review, 13(8): 1155-1178 (2011).
  • Wang, Lili and Fahey, Didi. Parental Volunteering: The Resulting Trends since No Child Left Behind. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 40(6):1113-1131 (2011).
Research Activity: 
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 220Introduction to Nonprofit Orgs
NLM 530Program Eval & Info Mgmt
CRD 595Continuing Registration
CRD 599Thesis
CRD 795Continuing Registration
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 595Continuing Registration
CRD 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 530Program Eval & Info Mgmt
NLM 570International NGO
CRD 595Continuing Registration
CRD 795Continuing Registration
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 220Introduction to Nonprofit Orgs
NLM 530Program Eval & Info Mgmt
CRD 595Continuing Registration
CRD 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 530Program Eval & Info Mgmt
NLM 570International NGO
CRD 792Research
CRD 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 220Introduction to Nonprofit Orgs
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 530Program Eval & Info Mgmt
CRD 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 530Program Eval & Info Mgmt
NLM 570International NGO
NLM 590Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 220Introduction to Nonprofit Orgs
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
CRD 502Statistical and Data Analysis
CRD 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 530Program Eval & Info Mgmt
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 530Program Eval & Info Mgmt
NLM 570International NGO
NLM 590Reading and Conference
CRD 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 220Introduction to Nonprofit Orgs
NLM 492Honors Directed Study
CRD 502Statistical and Data Analysis
NLM 592Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 530Program Eval & Info Mgmt
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NLM 493Honors Thesis
NLM 530Program Eval & Info Mgmt
NLM 570International NGO
NLM 590Reading and Conference
Presentations: 
  • Wang, Lili and Yoshioka, Carlton F. Leaving an Estate to Religious Institutions or Charity? Who Thinks It’s Important?. the 42nd Annual Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Co (Nov 2013).
  • Saxton, Gregory D. and Wang, Lili. The Social Network Effect: The Determinants of Donations on Social Media Sites. The 63rd Annual International Communication Association (Jun 2013).
  • Wang, Lili and Ganapati, Emel N. Disasters and Social Capital: Exploring the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Gulf Coast Counties. The 10th Annual West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference (Apr 2013).
  • Wang, Lili, Mook, Laurie, and Handy, Femida. Charity begins at home: Informal volunteering and formal volunteering in Canada. The 41st Annual Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Co (Nov 2012).
  • Wang, Lili and Yoshioka, Carlton F. Senior volunteerism: The impact of social context. The 41st ARNOVA Conference (Nov 2012).
  • Wang, Lili and Ashcraft, Robert. Who gives to associations and why?. The 10th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR (Jul 2012).
  • Wang, Lili. Foundations in the United States. at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China (Jun 2012).
  • Wang, Lili. Heath care system and health policy in the United States. at Eastern China Normal University, Shanghai, China (Jun 2012).
  • Fahey, Didi and Wang, Lili. Missing data: Differences of treatment and imputation between research and evaluation. The 9th Annual West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference (Apr 2012).