Professor Cindy M. Lott will direct the new Professional Doctorate of Philanthropic Leadership at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Accomplished professionals who want to make social change and have experience leading philanthropic, business, government, or other organizations can further hone their leadership and applied research skills to address complex, real-world problems by earning their professional doctorate in philanthropic leadership.
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI is opening applications today for its new online Professional Doctorate in Philanthropic Leadership (PhilD), the first professional, doctoral-level leadership degree in the field. The new degree program offers seasoned leaders a world-class educational experience tailored to elevate their professional roles as innovative senior executives and thought leaders within philanthropy and in cross-sectoral initiatives, both domestically and internationally.
“Our new Professional Doctorate in Philanthropic Leadership is a deliberate investment in the philanthropic sector’s leadership capacity and civil society to make social change. It will equip accomplished, thoughtful individuals to deepen and accelerate impact in philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, and beyond,” said Amir Pasic, the Eugene R. Tempel Dean of the school. “Today’s leaders are under growing pressure to integrate and apply knowledge with a deeper understanding of the context that shapes their world and the world that philanthropy seeks to affect.
“The PhilD program’s creation is in response to ongoing demand for an accessible way for leaders in the field to apply research-based knowledge to the issues they deal with daily, while also achieving a doctoral-level credential designed especially for them,” Pasic said. “We have already received many expressions of interest in the PhilD from prospective students. We look forward to welcoming the innovative leaders who will comprise our inaugural cohort.”