Staff

Director
Robert T. Grimm, Jr. is Director of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. Through generous leadership gifts, he became the first endowed professor and director of a Center focused on igniting a culture of philanthropy through a new model for the college experience that is... Read Full Bio
Program Coordinator
Arley Donovan is the Program Coordinator at the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.  Previously to joining the Center, Arley worked at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian as a Special Events Coordinator. Arley graduated from the University of Maryland... Read Full Bio
Associate Director
Jennifer Littlefield is the Associate Director for the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership and Director of the College Park Scholars Public Leadership Program.  Jennifer began her career in the area of fundraising and program development for nonprofits and universities. Prior to... Read Full Bio
Affiliated Faculty, Assistant Professor, Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, College of Education
Noah D. Drezner is an assistant professor of higher education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Beyond his primary appointment in College of Education's Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education department, Dr. Drezner holds affiliate appointments in the International... Read Full Bio
Affiliated Faculty, Academic Director, Executive MBA Program, Robert H. Smith School of Business
Rob Sheehan has more than thirty years of executive management experience, including eighteen years as the CEO of two different national nonprofits. His research and academic publications are focused on leadership, strategy, and organizational effectiveness. His background and experiences have... Read Full Bio
Amanda a 25-year old first year MPP student with a specialization in International Development.  She did her undergrad at Maryland with a double major in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Spanish Language and Cultures.  After graduation Amanda worked for a year before joining the Peace Corps where she served as a youth development... Read Full Bio
Graduate Assistant
Ashley is a dual Master’s in Public Policy and Master’s in Business Administration student focusing on nonprofit management and leadership.  She also is currently the Development Coordinator at the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County.  Prior to this position, she interned at Maryland Nonprofits’ Standards for... Read Full Bio
Graduate Assistant
Brianna is a first year graduate student in the School of Public Policy, specializing in International Development. She completed her undergraduate at Notre Dame of Maryland University, studying international relations and Spanish, minoring in Latin American Studies. Brianna's interest in philanthropy was developed through separate Peace Project... Read Full Bio
Graduate Assistant
Originally from Takoma Park, MD, Kahlil grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. He has the spent the past five years in Ft Lauderdale, FL working with a nonprofit organization as an advocate for protecting and restoring the Everglades. Prior to this Kahlil worked as an environmental consultant in Arlington, VA focusing on indoor air quality issues.... Read Full Bio
Graduate Assistant
Leigh is from Deerfield, Illinois, near Chicago. She graduated from Denison University with a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and Spanish. Leigh served for two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA with nonprofit organizations in Champaign, Illinois focused on restorative justice and positive youth development. At MSPP, she is specializing in social policy with a focus... Read Full Bio
Graduate Assistant
Patrice Mobley hails from North Carolina where she received a Bachelors of Political Science from North Carolina Central University. She has a passion for food security and community development which lead her to a position as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center. She has also served as the National Coordinator to... Read Full Bio
Garrett is a senior Marketing major in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He is also a member of the Honors College-University Honors, as well as the Social Innovation Fellows Program. As a first year member of the Philanthropy Center’s team, Garrett will be working with the planning and organization of The Center... Read Full Bio
Keyawna Griffith is a junior at the University of Maryland. She is majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice as well as earning a minor in Spanish Language and Cultures.  She is also a member of the University Honors program. This year, Keyawna will be managing the social media for the Do Good Challenge Team. In addition to her membership on the... Read Full Bio