Faculty

David W. Springer, Ph.D.

David W. Springer, Ph.D.

Director, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service; University Distinguished Teaching Professor

David W. Springer is the Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and a Fellow to the Sid Richardson Chair of Public Affairs in the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Dr. David J. Eaton

David J. Eaton, Ph.D.

Bess Harris Jones Centennial Professor in Natural Resource Policy Studies

David J. Eaton received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering and geography from Johns Hopkins University. Eaton teaches courses on systems analysis, environmental and energy policy and nonprofit management in the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Francie Ostrower, Ph.D., RGK Center Professor of Public Affairs and Senior Fellow

Francie Ostrower, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Affairs and Fine Arts, Senior Fellow

Francie Ostrower is a professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs and College of Fine Arts, director of the Portfolio Program in Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship jointly sponsored by the College of Fine Arts and the LBJ School, and a senior fellow in the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.

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R. Patrick Bixler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice

R. Patrick Bixler is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT-Austin. His fields of interest include public policy, public administration, governance, organizational theory, nonprofit and philanthropy studies, network science, and sustainability science. His current research focuses on the collaboration of public, private, and nonprofit institutions to solve complex social and environmental problems and promote social innovation. He has an ongoing interest in sustainability and environmental policy and leads the Austin Area Sustainability Indicators project. He is also a faculty team member of Planet Texas 2050, a campus-wide research initiative.

Sarahjane Rehnborg, Ph.D.

Sarah Jane Rehnborg, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, SED Research Team

Sarah Jane Rehnborg joined the RGK Center at its inception. An expert in volunteerism, Dr. Rehnborg is a published author and serves as a consultant and trainer to organizations including the Points of Light Foundation, AARP, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the OneStar Foundation, state governments and local groups.

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Ji Ma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies

Ji Ma is an Assistant Professor in Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies.  His focus is on the nonprofit sector and data science.  He studies why and how social relation matters in social and economic behaviors. His research interests include: impact of social relation on social, political, and economic behaviors; education and knowledge production in nonprofit and philanthropic studies; open data in policy studies; computational social science research methods.

Adjunct Faculty

Ken Gladish, Past President and CEO of the Seton Foundations

Ken Gladish

Past President and CEO, Seton Foundations
Meeta Kothare, Ph.D.

Meeta Kothare, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor and Managing Director, Sustainability and Social Innovation
John Thornborrow

John Thornborrow

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Staff

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Moira Porter

Associate Director
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Stephanie Brand, B.S.

Executive Assistant
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Katie Chapman

Social Science/Humanities Research Associate IV
Alyssa Studer

Alyssa Studer

CONNECT Senior Student Program Coordinator
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Emily Hall

Administrative Associate

Fellows

Mark Clayton Hand

Mark Clayton Hand

Harrington Fellow

Contact the RGK Center

Location:
RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service
LBJ School of Public Affairs
2315 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78712
Mailing Address:
RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, LBJ School of Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box Y
Austin, Texas 78713-8925

Phone:

512-232-7062