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Genevieve Shaker

Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies and Donald A. Campbell Chair in Fundraising Leadership, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Genevieve G. Shaker, Ph.D., is associate professor of philanthropic studies and the Donald A. Campbell Chair in Fundraising Leadership at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is also adjunct professor of liberal arts and of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts. She was an advancement officer for 20 years, most recently as associate dean for development and external affairs for the School of Liberal Arts, where she facilitated communications and marketing, alumni programming, and public events as well as fundraising

Professor Shaker’s research focuses on fundraising and fundraisers, philanthropy education, and higher education advancement—including faculty work and the public good as well as philanthropic practices within higher education. She recently published Fundraising Principles for Faculty and Academic Leaders (Palgrave, 2021) with co-author Aaron Conley. She is the lead editor of the fifth edition of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, published in 2022. She is associate editor of the journal Philanthropy & Education.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies, IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI