Jon Van Til

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Jon Van Til "is Professor of Urban Studies and Community Planning at Rutgers University, Camden. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology in 1970 from the University of California (Berkeley), his M.A in Sociology in 1963 from the University of California, and his B.A (with high Honors) in Political Science in 1961 from Swarthmore College. On graduating from Swarthmore, he was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

"Professor Van Til has held faculty positions at Purdue University and Swarthmore College, and chaired the Urban Studies Department at Rutgers-Camden from 1974 to 1986, where he was a co-founder of the graduate program in public administration. He served as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Law and Justice Institute from 1972 to 1974. Currently he directs the innovative Rutgers-Camden program in Citizenship and Service Education.

"Professor Van Til's recent books include Critical Issues in American Philosophy (1990), Mapping The Third Sector: Voluntarism in a Changing Social Economy (1988), Nonprofit Boards of Directors (co-edited with Robert Herman, 1988), Shifting the Debate: Public/Private Sector Relations in The Modern Welfare State (co-edited with Susan Ostrander and Stuart Langton, 1987).

"Earlier books include Leaders and Followers: Challenges For the Future (co- edited with Trudy Heller and Louis Zurcher, 1986), Living With Energy Shortfall (1982), International Perspectives on Voluntary Action Research (1981), and Privilege in America: An End To Inequality? 1973).

"He served as Editor-in-Chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (formerly the Journal of Voluntary Action Research) from 1978 through 1992. He was twice elected President of the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, and is the founding Board Chair of the Center for Nonprofit Corporations (Trenton). Recently he was named a Trustee of the George H. Gallup International Institute.

"Professor Van Til writes a regular column in the leading trade magazine Nonprofit Times, and has published in such scholarly journals as Social Work, Transaction/Society, and the Urban Affairs Quarterly. He was honored by Arnova in 1994 by the receipt of its Career Award for Distinguished Research and Service." [1]

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  1. Jon Van Til, Rutgers University, accessed September 28, 2009.