Hauser Center New AffiliatesThe Hauser Center welcomes the following new affiliates:
Ojobo Atuluku, Mid-Career Fellow
Vera Schattan Pereira Coelho, Visiting Research Fellow
Michael "Mick" Cory, Visiting Research Fellow
Xing Hu, Domain Manager, Nonprofit Organizations in China
Johanna Chao Kreilick, Domain Manager, Justice and Human Rights Organizations
Mary Alice McCarthy, Mid-Career Fellow
Luther C. Ragin, Jr., Adjunct Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow
William F. Baker is senior research fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations and president emeritus of Educational Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), the licensee of Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21 New York, after serving as chief executive officer of EBC for 20 years. Baker has taken a leading role in helping to shape American broadcasting in both the commercial and public sectors. Author, lecturer and recipient of many honors and awards, he is a sought-after expert in the field and a well-known advocate for the educational potential of television. Baker previously served a dual role as president of Westinghouse Television, Inc., and chairman of Group W Satellite Communications, where he was instrumental in establishing five cable networks, including the Disney Channel and Discovery Channel. He received his BA, MA and PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University, and he is the recipient of honorary degrees from several universities.
Els de Graauw, Hauser visiting research fellow, will spend the year as a postdoctoral fellow working on a book based on her dissertation, “Nonprofit Organizations and the Contemporary Politics of Immigrant Incorporation in San Francisco.” Els received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley this June. She is a past recipient of a Hauser Center Student Research Fund grant in 2006 based on her thesis work. Els will also spend time data collecting to expand her research in the field of nonprofits and immigrant political incorporation in urban America.
Joanna Hamilton, Program Coordinator for Marshall Ganz, comes to the Hauser Center from the Urban Ecology Institute, a Boston-area nonprofit, where she worked on two programs focusing on increasing social capital and improving the environment in low-income areas of Boston. She is a graduate of Denison University with a major in English and is a member of the Boston Choral Ensemble.
Sherine Jayawickrama will succeed Tony Pipa as executive director of the NGO Leaders Forum and manager of the Humanitarian NGOs domain of practice at the Hauser Center. Sherine joins the Hauser Center after nearly ten years at CARE USA, where she has gained broad experience in development and humanitarian issues. She is currently Senior Director of Development in the Foundations Unit, specifically engaged in fundraising for advocacy efforts. She originally joined CARE as Special Assistant to the President, and subsequently served as Deputy Regional Director for Asia and as Senior Policy Analyst in CARE’s Policy & Advocacy Unit, focusing on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health policy issues. Sherine grew up in Sri Lanka, earned a B.A. in economics and international relations at Scripps College, and an M.P.A. at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Fernando Reimers, Hauser principal, is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Education and Director of Global Education and of International Education Policy at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. He teaches courses on the relationship between education policy, democratic citizenship and instructional improvement. Fernando’s current courses include: ‘Education Policy Analysis and Research in Comparative Perspective’ and ‘Education, Poverty and Inequality in Latin America’. His current research focuses on the impact of education policy and teacher professional development on literacy instruction and political activism. He is also interested in the contributions of education to democratic citizenship. Fernando is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. Profile link: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/faculty_research/profiles/profile.shtml?vperson_id=252
Jia Xijin, Hauser visiting research fellow, is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of The NGO Research Center at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, where she teaches and writes in the field of civil society and governance. Jia plans to do extensive research this year and will collaborate with Dave Brown who will serve as her faculty sponsor. Jia is very interested in American culture, music, and learning first hand what it is like to live in America.