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Joanna Woronkowicz

Assistant Professor
(812) 855-0401
SPEA Room 213

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2011
M.A., American University, 2007
B.F.A., University of Windsor, 2004

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2013-Present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, 2013-2016
  • Senior Research Officer, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C. 2012-2013
  • Research Analyst, NORC at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2008-2012
  • Research Assistant, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C., 2006-2007

Professional Interests
Cultural Policy and Economics; Urban Policy and Economics; Nonprofit Management, Finance, and Economics; Capital Facilities Investments, Applied Econometrics, Survey Methods

Current Projects

  • Woronkowicz, J. Art-making or place-making? The effects of outdoor performing arts venues on neighborhood change.
  • Woronkowicz, J. & Rabovsky, T. The best defense: Performance measurement as a political strategy in federal bureaucracies.

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • Woronkowicz, Joanna. 2013 "The determinants of cultural building: identifying the demographic and economic factors associated with cultural facility investment in U.S. metropolitan statistical areas." Cultural Trends 22 (3/4), 192-202.
  • Woronkowicz, Joanna, et. al. 2012. Set in Stone: Building America's New Generation of Arts Facilities. Cultural Policy Center, University of Chicago. Available at