Gregory R. Witkowski, Editor-in-Chief, is the Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies. He received his Ph.D. in history from SUNY Buffalo and held posts in history for eight years until joining the Center on Philanthropy in 2011. His main research interests are the relationships between philanthropic aid, civil society, and democracy. He focuses his study on Germany, concentrating especially on the unique attributes of giving in former Communist East Germany. His work shows how Germans used international philanthropic aid to create an identity of themselves distinct from their past. He has been supported by the Fulbright Commission, the Social Science Research Council, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and other agencies. He has published broadly in academic journals and books and is a contributing editor to the listserv H-German. Greg was chosen by the American Swiss Foundation as a Young Leader in 2010.
Peter C. Weber, Editor, is Assistant Professor and Director of Nonprofit Leadership Studies at Murray State University. He holds a doctorate in Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, as well as a Master in History and a Master in International Studies in Philanthropy and Social Innovation, both from the University of Bologna in Italy. His research focuses on the role of civil society and international philanthropy in building democratic practices of governance in fledgling democracies from both a historical and a contemporary perspective. He has published his work in Global Society, Voluntas, and the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.