Genevieve G. Shaker is associate dean for development and external affairs in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and assistant professor of philanthropic studies in the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is one of the few academicians who is also a practicing advancement professional.
Shaker completed her PhD in higher education at Indiana University–Bloomington, and her MA in philanthropic studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s predecessor, the Center on Philanthropy. Her research focuses on the changing nature of the American professoriate as well as on higher education advancement, particularly the philanthropic giving of faculty and staff. She is the author of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters for both the scholarly and practitioner communities. The quality of her research has been recognized with the Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year Award (2009) from the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and with her co-authors, the Robert Menges Award for Research in Educational Development (2009) by the nation’s primary group of faculty development professionals (Professional and Organizational Development Network), and the Best Paper Award from the Association for Institutional Research (2013).