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Joanna Woronkowicz

Assistant Professor
(812) 855-0401
SPEA Room 415

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2011
M.A., American University, 2007
B.F.A., University of Windsor, 2004

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2013-Present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, 2013-2016
  • Senior Research Officer, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C. 2012-2013
  • Research Analyst, NORC at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2008-2012
  • Research Assistant, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C., 2006-2007

Professional Interests
Nonprofit management; Urban development; Cultural policy; Capital facilities investments; Applied econometrics; Survey methods

Current Projects

  • Woronkowicz, J. & Rabovsky, T. The best defense: Performance measurement as a political strategy in federal bureaucracies. Working paper.
  • Woronkowicz, J. & Frumkin, P. Nonprofit collaborative engagement: Differences in organization perception and competitor status. In progress.
  • Woronkowicz, J & Nicholson-Crotty, J. Crowding in or crowding out? The implications of nonprofit capital projects on neighboring nonprofit performance. In progress.
  • Woronkowicz, J. The effect of the 2008 economic recession on artist employment. In progress.

Selected Publications
Full Vita


Woronkowicz, J., Joynes, D.C., and Bradburn, N. Building Better Arts Facilities: Lessons from a U.S. National Study Routledge. In press.

Journal Articles:

  • Woronkowicz, Joanna. 2013 "The determinants of cultural building: identifying the demographic and economic factors associated with cultural facility investment in U.S. metropolitan statistical areas." Cultural Trends 22 (3/4), 192-202.
  • Woronkowicz, J. Art-making or place-making? The relationship between open-air performance venues and neighborhood change. Revise and resubmit.
  • Woronkowicz, J. Is bigger better? The effect of capital facilities investments on nonprofit financial vulnerability. Under review.
  • Artists and the Great Recession: A cross-sectional analysis using U.S. Current Population Survey data. Under review.