Erwin de Leon

Research Fellow

Nonprofit Studies, Migration Studies, Public & Urban Policy

Erwin de Leon is the Chief Diversity Officer of Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) and a Lecturer in the SPS Nonprofit Management M.S. Program. His research and teaching interests include nonprofit organizations; data and technology in civil society; organizational ethics; immigration and immigrant integration; and LGBTQ and race identity politics. Prior to his current position, Erwin served as the Deputy Academic Director for the Nonprofit Management Program. He was a Research Associate at Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center and Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, where he headed research projects and authored or co-authored reports and articles on nonprofit-government contracting, immigrant organizations, public-private partnerships, and place-based collective impact initiatives. He has served in various organizations, including the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, Aspen Institute, Center for Progressive Leadership, Human Rights Campaign, Episcopal Relief and Development, Educators for Social Responsibility, and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.

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