Catherine Herrold

Catherine E. Herrold

Assistant Professor at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


Catherine E. Herrold is co-author with Khaldoun AbouAssi of the case “New Funding, New Beginnings: To Collaborate or Not to Collaborate” was a winner in the 2014 E-PARCC competition. This case presents recurrent challenges NGOs face in their work and highlights important management and governance issues that are impacted by shifts in funding, including collaboration as a strategic option. As donors shift the focus of their funding, nongovernmental organizations must respond. 

Catherine E. Herrold, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.  Dr. Herrold’s research examines how nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), philanthropic foundations, and grassroots groups work to promote change in the Middle East.  She has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, and Syria.  Her work has appeared in Social Problems, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Voluntas, and Nonprofit Policy Forum, and her book manuscript, Delta Democracy: Pathways to Incremental Civic Revolution in Egypt and Beyond, is currently under review.   Dr. Herrold holds a PhD in Public Policy from Duke University, an MBA from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Economics from Mount Holyoke College.