Cheryl Ellenwood

About Cheryl Ellenwood

Cheryl is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the School of Government and Public Policy. Her major subfield is Public Policy and Management. She has research interests in philanthropy, non-profit management, social enterprises and hybrid organization forms. Her research examines the relationships between funding entities and social enterprises and the role of legitimacy in garnering more resources. She has a background working with Native Nations in both the public and private sector and maintains an interest in minority-led nonprofits and nonprofits serving disadvantaged communities. She is a former development officer for a national Native nonprofit.

Cheryl serves as a Commissioner with the University of Arizona's Commission on the Status of Women. 

She also serves as a Mentor with the Native SOAR Program at the University of Arizona. 

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Contact Information

Cheryl Ellenwood
PhD Student
Office: Room 300, Social Sciences Building
Office Hours: By appointment


2016 M.A. American Politics, University of Arizona

2010 M.A. American Indian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles 

2006 B.A., University of Arizona

Courses Taught

PA 406: Bureaucracy, Policy, Politics