Jo Anne Schneider

Jo Anne is an applied anthropologist/policy researcher (MA, PhD Temple University) with over 30 years of experience in multi-methods applied research on opportunity structures for refugees/immigrants, low-income families, people of color, people with disabilities and other groups, as well as U.S. health, human services, and workforce development systems. A former American Anthropological Association (AAA) Congressional Fellow and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), her career has combined anthropology, policy and non-profit management.  She is author of two books (Social Capital and Welfare Reform (2006), Reshaping Ethnic and Racial Relations in Philadelphia: Immigrants in a Divided City (with Judith Goode, 1994); numerous academic and practitioner articles, policy and practice reports, and editor of three journal special issues (Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 42(3) Faith Based Organizations, Nonprofit Management and Leadership 16(4) Research Best Practices, and American Anthropologist 103(3) Welfare Reform (with Alex Stepick and Rae Bridgman). She founded Chrysalis Collaborations in 2016 to work more closely with non-profits, state and local governments and communities. She is also an associate research professor in Anthropology at George Washington University.