Genevieve G. Shaker


Genevieve G. Shaker

Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies
IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Genevieve G. Shaker is associate professor of philanthropic studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI and adjunct professor of liberal arts and women’s studies. She was an advancement officer for 20 years, most recently as associate dean for development and external affairs for the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, where she facilitated fundraising, communications, alumni programming, and public events.

Professor Shaker’s research focuses on higher education advancement; fundraising; workplace philanthropy; and universities’ contribution to the public good. Much of her research is intended to contribute to practice and policy as well as to build scholarly understandings.

Professional Achievements

  • Edited Faculty Work and the Public Good: Philanthropy, Engagement, and Academic Professionalism.
  • Associate editor of Philanthropy & Education.
  • Received the Association for Fundraising Professionals’ Emerging Scholar Award.


June 2016
How should the civic work of institutions be measured and related expenses justified? And what does productivity mean when applied to a concept like the public good?  
March 2020
Donations to higher education have soared in recent times, along with concerns about how the money is being used.