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Much of Joanna’s work focuses on facility development and investment for nonprofit and public organizations. In 2012, she released a co-authored study, “Set in Stone: Building America’s New Generation of Arts Facilities” out of the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. The study documents building among arts organizations during the latest cultural building boom. Her book on cultural facility development, Cultural Organizations: Building Arts Facilities in U.S. Communities, co-authored with Carroll Joynes and Norman Bradburn, is scheduled for release by Routledge in January 2015.
In her current work, she continues to study the processes nonprofit organizations go through during facility projects as well as the impacts facility investments have on organizational performance. Additionally, she looks at the effects of facilities on urban neighborhoods, and in general, the costs and benefits of owning and maintaining facilities to government.
Using her background and training in public policy and economics, Joanna applies quantitative measurement techniques to study arts policy issues such as artist employment, performance measurement, and arts participation.
Joanna is currently an assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. She is also an affiliate faculty at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and a research associate at the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. Joanna received her PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago.