Noah D. Drezner
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
M.S.Ed. 2004 Higher Education Management
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2008 College & University Teaching Certificate
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2002 Professional Writing
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
2002 Nonprofit Leadership
Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York
B.S. 2000 Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2000
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Drezner, Noah D. & Huehls, F. (2014). Fundraising and institutional advancement: Theory, practice, and new paradigms. New York: Routledge.
Gasman, Marybeth, Drezner, Noah D., Epstein, Edward, Freeman, Tyrone M., & Avery, Vida L. (2011). Race and gender in foundation and nonprofit leadership. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Drezner, Noah D. (2011). Philanthropy and fundraising in American higher education. ASHE Higher Education Reports. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Edited Books and Volumes
Drezner, Noah D. (Ed.) (2013). Expanding the donor base in higher education: Engaging non-traditional donors. New York: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/
Drezner, Noah D. (Ed.). (2010). Fundraising in a time of economic downturn: Theory, practice, & implications. International Journal of Educational Advancement, 9(4).
Drezner, Noah D.,(2007). Associate Editor in Walton, Andrea & Marybeth Gasman (Eds.) Philanthropy, fundraising, and volunteerism in higher education. ASHE Reader Series. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Publishing.
Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Drezner, Noah D. (2013). The Black church and millennial philanthropy: Influences on college student prosocial behavior at church-affiliated Black college. Christian Higher Education, 12(5).
Drezner, Noah D. & Gupta, Anubha. (2012). Busting the myth: Understanding endowment management at public historically Black colleges and universities. Journal of Negro Education, 81(2).
Drezner, Noah D. (2010). Private Black colleges' encouragement of student giving and volunteerism: An examnination of prosocial behavior development. International Journal of Educational Advancement, 10(3), pp 126-147.
Drezner, Noah D. (2010). Fundraising in a time of economic downturn: Theory, practice, & implications - An editorial Call to Action. International Journal of Educational Advancement, 9(4), pp191-195.
Gasman, Marybeth & Drezner, Noah D. (2010). Fundraising for Black colleges during the 1960s and 1970s: The case of Hampton Institute. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39(2).
Gasman, Marybeth & Drezner, Noah D. (2009). A maverick in the field: The Oram Group and fundraising for change in the Black college community during the 1970s. History of Education Quarterly, 49(4), pp 465-506.
Drezner, Noah D. (2009). Why give?: Exploring social exchange and organizational identification theories in the promotion of philanthropic behaviors of African American millennials at private-HBCUs. International Journal of Educational Advancement, 9(3), pp 147-165.
Perna, Laura, Lundy-Wagner, Valerie, Drezner, Noah D., Gasman, Marybeth, Yoon, Susan, Bose, Enakshi, & Gary, Shannon. (2009). The contribution of HBCUs to the preparation of African American women for STEM careers: A case study. Research in Higher Education, 50, pp 1-23.
Gasman, Marybeth & Drezner, Noah D. (2008). White corporate philanthropy and its support of private Black colleges in the 1960s and 70s. International Journal of Educational Advancement, 8(2), pp 79-92.
Gasman, Marybeth & Drezner, Noah D. (2007). A rising tide: New Orleans’s Black colleges and their effort to rebuild after hurricane Katrina. Multicultural Review, 16 (1), pp 34-39.
Drezner, Noah D. (2006). Recessions & tax-cuts: The impact of economic cycles on individual giving, philanthropy, and higher education. International Journal of Educational Advancement, 6(4), pp. 289-305.
Drezner, Noah D. (2005). Advancing Gallaudet: Alumni support for the nation's university for the Deaf and hard-of–hearing and its similarities to Black colleges and universities. International Journal of Educational Advancement, 5(4), pp 301-315.
Selected Book Chapters
Drezner, N. D., Villarreal, R. C., & Mobley, S. D. (2013). Choosing not to sit together: Experiences of White honors students at a public HBCU. In T. L. Strayhorn, M. S. Williams, and D. Tillman-Kelly (Eds.), Creating New Possibilities for the Future of HBCUs with Research.
Drezner, Noah D. (2013). Using White privilege: Advancing diversity and social justice through undue advantage. In S. Thompson (Ed.), Views from the frontline: Voices of diversity on college campuses.
Garvey, Jason C. & Drezner, Noah D. (2013). Alumni giving in the LGBTQ communities: Queering philanthropy. In N. D. Drezner (Ed.), Expanding the conor base in higher education: Engaging non-traditional donors. New York: Rutledge.
Drezner, Noah D. (2013). Introduction. In N. D. Drezner (Ed.), Expanding the donor base in higher education: Engaging non-traditional donors. New York: Rutledge.
Drezner, Noah D. (2012). Encouraging giving among graduate and professional degree alumni at HBCUs. In R. Palmer, A. Hilton, & T. Fountaine (Eds.), Inside the experience of Black graduate students at HBCUs: Trends, experiences & outcomes. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing (pp 188-200).
Perna, Laura W., Gassman, M., Gary, Shannon, Lundy-Wagner, V., & Drezner, Noah D. (2010). Identifying strategies for increasing degree attainment in STEM: Lessons from minority-serving institutions. In S. Harper & C. Newman (Eds.), Students of color and STEM: Constructing a new research agenda, New Directions for Institutional Research, 148, (pp. 45-51).
Gasman, Marybeth, Perna, Laura, Yoon, Susan, Drezner, Noah D., Lundy Wagner, Valerie, Bose, Enakshi, & Gary, Shannon (2009). The path to graduate school in science and engineering for underrepresented students of Color. In M. Howard-Hamilton, S. Johnson, R.
Winkle Wagner, and L. Santiague (Eds.) Access, transitions and retention for students of Color in doctoral programs. New Jersey: Stylus Publishers.
Drezner, Noah D. (2008). For alma mater and The Fund: The United Negro College Fund's national Pre-Alumni Council and the creation of the next generation of donors. In M. Gasman & C. Tudico (Eds.) Triumphs and troubles: Historical and contemporary essays on Black colleges. New York: Pelgrave Macmillan.
Drezner, Noah D. (2008). Arguing for a different view: Viewing deaf-serving institutions as minority-serving. In M. Gasman, B. Baez, & C. Sotello Turner (Eds.), Understanding minority institutions (pp. 57-70). New York: SUNY Press.
Gasman, Marybeth. & Drezner, Noah D., (2007). Hurricane Katrina and the nation's obligation to Black colleges. In K. Bates and R. Swan (Eds.) Through the eye of Katrina: Social justice in the United States. Durham: Carolina Academic Press
Drezner, Noah D. (2005). Thurgood Marshall: A study of philanthropy through racial uplift. In M. Gasman & K. V. Sedgwick (Eds.), Uplifting a people: Essays on African American philanthropy in education (pp. 89-100). New York, NY: Peter Lang.
2014 Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy, Association of Fundraising Professional. In recognition of Expanding the donor base in higher education: Engaging non-traditional donors (Routledge, 2013).
2014 Early Career Emerging Scholar Award, Association for Fundraising Professionals. **First recipient of this new award**
2012 Emerging Scholar Award, ACPA: College Student Educators International.
2009 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) H.S. Warwick Award for Outstanding Research in Alumni Relations for Educational Advancement. In recognition of my dissertation.
2009 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement. In recognition of Philanthropy, fundraising, and volunteerism in higher education.
2008 Selected Participant, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Early Career Faculty Teaching & Dissertation Advisement Workshop.
2008 William E. Arnold Award, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
Selected Teaching & Mentoring Awards
2014 Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award, College of Education, University of Maryland
2013 Fulbright Award in Distinguished Teaching / Mentor, College of Education, University of Maryland
2010 Outstanding Mentor of the Year, Department of Education Leadership, Higher Education, & International Education, University of Maryland.
Selected Service Awards and Honors
2014 Dean’s College Leadership Award, College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park
2012 Champion of Our Community Award, University of Maryland LGBT Faculty / Staff Association and LGBT Equity Center
2011 Outstanding Advisor Award for a Student Organization, Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life, University of Maryland, College Park
Educational and Professional History
Dr. Drezner holds his Bachelor's of Science from the University of Rochester, a graduate certificate in non-profit leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College, and his Master's of Science in Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to returning to graduate school, Dr. Drezner was an advancement officer at the University of Rochester, where he gained the practitioner experience that informs his research. Most recently, he was an Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maryland. While there he was instrumental in the establishment of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Maryland’s School of Public Policy, where he continues to hold an affiliate appointment as Senior Research Fellow. In 2011, Noah was named one of 13 university professors to the inaugural cohort of Honors College faculty.
His research interests include philanthropy and fundraising as it pertains to colleges and universities, including higher education's role in the cultivation of prosocial behaviors. Currently, Dr. Drezner is researching how a person’s social identities affect their giving to higher education and how colleges and universities can engage their alumni in more inclusive ways. He is the co-PI for the National Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Alumni, a multi-institutional mixed methods project, and recently completed a population-based survey experiment that evaluates how a person’s social identities affect their propensity to donate and at what level when exposed to different types of fundraising solicitations.
Dr. Drezner has published numerous articles and given several presentations on related topics. His dissertation, Cultivating a Culture of Giving: An Exploration of Institutional Strategies to Enhance African American Young Alumni Giving, was recognized in 2009 with the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) H.S. Warwick Award for Outstanding Research in Alumni Relations for Educational Advancement. Additionally, Noah is an associate editor of Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Volunteerism in Higher Education (2007) which was named the 2009 CASE John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement. His book Philanthropy and Fundraising in American Higher Education has been adopted in master's and doctoral programs across the country. In November 2011, his book Race, Gender, and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations, explored the intersection of identity in leading nonprofits. Most recently, Drezner edited a volume Expanding the Donor Base in Higher Education: Engaging Non-Traditional Donors (2013) to wide acclaim, including wining the Association of Fundraising Professional’s (AFP) 2014 Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy. Drezner was named the inaugural AFP Early Career Emerging Scholar in 2014.
2014 Associate Professor of Higher Education (Tenured)
2008– 2014 Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Department of Counseling, Higher Education, & Special Education,
College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park
2002 – 2006 Associate Director of Development
Leadership Gifts, Office of College Advancement, University of Rochester
ORLH 4010: Purposes and policies of higher education
An introduction to the U.S. system of higher education through an overview of the system and its history, a survey of the missions and purposes served by U.S. colleges and universities, and an investigation of some of the pressing policy questions now confronting those institutions.
ORLH 5044: Theories of diversity in higher education
Critical analysis of cultural diversity in American higher education with respect to the curriculum, co-curriculum, and institutional structure. Presents new paradigms with which to understand the complexities of response that are necessary to adequately meet the needs of all students.