Department of Management, College of Business and Economics
800 West Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Ph.D. (expected 2018) Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Philanthropic Studies
M.J. (2001) Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Business Law
B.A. (1992) Rutgers University, Music
Ruth Hansen, CFRE is a Lecturer in the Department of Management at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA. She is a doctoral candidate and recipient of the Ernest R. Wood dissertation fellowship at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Ms. Hansen’s research focuses on fundraising and resource development for nonprofit organizations. Her dissertation examines fundraising communications for different types of beneficiaries.
Ms. Hansen is an experienced charitable fundraiser and is a former board member and officer of the Chicago chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Her work has been published in Giving USA and in Advancing Philanthropy. Her practical experience, coupled with graduate education in business law and in philanthropic studies, contributes to a solid preparation for students seeking careers in management, particularly in nonprofit settings.