Cheryl Ellenwood

About Cheryl Ellenwood

Cheryl is a fifth year Ph.D. Candidate 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 diverse resource acquisition. 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. 

She is also a SafeZone Ally and her pronouns are she, her, hers. 

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Cheryl Ellenwood
PhD Candidate


2016 M.A. Government and Public Policy, 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

PA 470: Public Organizational Management