Dr. Kumaran has worked, studied, and been published extensively around the world. He is currently an assistant professor of Nonprofit Management and Community Organizations in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He received a Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs from the University of Louisville, Kentucky and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Madras, India, where he also earned his two Master’s degrees and a Bachelor’s of Science.
“Strengthening capacity of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector is critical for communities across the state,” said Dr. Charlotte Williams, Director of the Center on Community Philanthropy. “Launching the Researcher in Residence initiative is an important step toward fostering more data driven practice and performance within the field.”
Dr. Kumaran has been awarded numerous honors including the Life Time Achievement Award for Services to NGO Sectors from the Soka Ikeda College of Arts & Science for Women in Chennai, India in August 2015 and the North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture Educator Award in June 2015. Dr. Kumaran will be on the Clinton School campus January through May 2016.