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Sabith Khan
Adjunct Associate Professor, Nonprofit Studies
Courses Taught Nonprofit Organization and Organizational Management Faith-based Organizations and Philanthropy Nonprofit Leadership
Fellow, US-India Policy Institute
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)
Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA)
Middle East Institute
South Asian Journalists Association
Professional Experience
Founder and Executive Director (2011 to Present)

MENASA 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency

Executive Director (2012)

MPSN 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Washington, DC

Selected Publications

Godfery, J., Branigan, E., & Khan, S. (2016). Old and new forms of giving: Understanding corporate philanthropy in India. Voluntas, 27(1).

Khan, S. (2015). Re-examining the policies in the humanitarian aid sector — A call for greater “value rationality." Nonprofit Policy Forum.

Khan, S. (2015). Practical spirituality and religious giving: Pluralisms and new forms of American Muslim giving. Gandhi Marg, 36(4).

Khan, S. (2015). New styles of community building and philanthropy by Arab-American Muslims. Voluntas.

Khan, S. (2015). Faith-based charitable giving and its impact on notions of community — The case of American Muslim NGOs. Qualitative Sociological Review, 11(4).

Khan, S. (2015). Mapping American-Muslim philanthropy between 2002-12 — Major trends, challenges and opportunities. Journal of Social Sciences.


Khan, S. (2016). Islamic philanthropy as a discursive tradition. In Facilitating higher education growth through fundraising and philanthropy. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Khan, S. (2015). Administration of philanthropy and the need for a new value rationality. In Eradicating terrorism from the Middle East: Policy and administrative approaches. Spring Publishers. 

B.S., Visveswaraiah Technological University, MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India 2004
Industrial Engineering and Management
M.P.A., Syracuse University 2011
International Development
M.A., Syracuse University 2011
International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 2015
Planning, Governance and Globalization
Contact Information
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