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Erwin de Leon

Erwin de Leon serves as Deputy Academic Director for the Nonprofit Management M.S. Program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. Prior to his current position, he served as Editorial Director at the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, where he managed the organization’s national and New York City policy teams and overall production of policy reports. He was also a Research Associate at Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center and Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, where he headed research projects and authored or co-authored reports and articles on nonprofit-government contracting, immigrant organizations, public-private partnerships, and place-based collective impact initiatives.

De Leon has served in various organizations, including the Aspen Institute, Center for Progressive Leadership, Human Rights Campaign, Episcopal Relief and Development, Educators for Social Responsibility, and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. He was also an executive committee member of the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project, an organization that led the effort to secure the Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino-American WWII soldiers.

De Leon received his Ph.D. in Public and Urban Policy and M.S. in Nonprofit Management from the New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. A native of the Philippines, he completed his B.S. in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University.