Wendy Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University and a Visiting Scholar at IUPUI. She also serves as a Senior Associate Editor for the Management Decision journal. Her research interests lie in philanthropy, social innovation and finance, public and nonprofit management and leadership, and regional economic development. She is a Founders' Fellow at the American Society for Public Administration. Prior to joining Texas Tech, Wendy also had rich experience working for multiple nonprofit organizations and on Capitol Hill which she seeks to incorporate into all of her research and teaching.