Dr. Tamaki Onishi

Associate Professor

Tamaki Onishi is an Associate professor and teaches courses in the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Program including Nonprofit Management and Leadership and Philanthropy and Resource Development.  She also advises our nonprofit management certificate students.  She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University.  Her current research involves entrepreneurial and institutional theories on social entrepreneurship and investment.  She also conducted comparative research on fundraising and launched international projects promoting philanthropy in Japan in conjunction with Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and major nonprofits, such as United Ways.  With funding form the Association of Fundraising Professionals, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Japan Foundation and other funders, she published her work in peer-reviewed journals and national studies on philanthropy, including International Journal of Educational Advancement and Giving USA.  Prior to her academic career, she worked for both nonprofits and for-profit firms, such as WNET in New York and Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan, for over a decade.

Curriculum Vitae