Andrew Schoeneman
Program Chair, Nonprofit Studies
Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Studies
Profile

Dr. Schoeneman’s practice and scholarship are in the areas of community engagement, structural injustice, and resource allocation within communities and organizations. He has a particular interest in the role of collaboration between civil society organizations and their constituencies, with attention to dynamics associated with professionalization, sources of expertise and authority, and the bridging of divides between professions, interpersonally, and especially between professionals and service users. 

Grants and Fellowships

Dissertation Grant from Legal Services Corporation of Virginia: $10,000 award to support research

University Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University: $17,000 Award

Awards
  • VCU School of Social Work Service Award: 2013 & 2015
  • VCU School of Social Work Leadership Award: 2014
  • Hans S. Falck Dissertation Scholarship, VCU School of Social Work: 2014
  • Elaine Rothenberg Social Work Award, VCU School of Social Work: 2013
  • Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship, VCU School of Social Work: 2013
Presentations

Schoeneman, A. (2016, January). Community collaboration in Virginia legal aid programs: A constructivist grounded theory investigation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

Schoeneman, A., & Datta, W. (2015, October). The role of power in collaboration: Toward a more explicit understanding. Poster presented at the annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.

Ward, C., & Schoeneman, A. (2015, October). Macro social work education: A Delphi study of strengths, challenges, and action. Paper presented at the annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.

Libal, K., Schoeneman, A., & Brown, K. (2015, October). Social work and law in pursuit of social justice and human rights. Panel presented at the annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.

Schoeneman, A. (2015). Legal aid collaboration with low-income client communities: What neoliberal poverty policy and funding pressures look like on the ground. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, Seattle, WA, May 28-31, 2015.

Schoeneman, A. (2014). Community collaboration in legal aid programs: A constructivist grounded theory. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Denver, CO, November 20-22, 2014.

Schoeneman, A., & Fauri, D. (2014). Social work and legal aid: History, justice, and collaborative potential. Paper presented at the annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Tampa, FL, October 23-26, 2014.

Schoeneman, A. (2014). Collaboration between legal aid programs and client communities: Preliminary and selected findings. Workshop at the Annual Virginia Statewide Legal Aid Conference, Portsmouth, VA, October 22-24, 2014.

Schoeneman, A. (2014). Constructivist grounded theory and social work: Exploring congruence, rigor, and purpose. Paper presented at the Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, May 22-25, 2014.

Abell, M., Manuel, J., & Schoeneman, A. (2014). MSW student attitudes towards religious diversity. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX, January 15-18, 2014.

Memberships
Association of Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA)
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
International Society of Third-Sector Research (ISTR)
Professional Experience
Implementation Fidelity Analyst (2015-2016)

Leadership for Empowerment and Abuse Prevention, Partnership for People With Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

Consultant (2012)

Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, Richmond

Community Organizer (2007-2010)

Legal Aid Justice Center, Richmond

Housing Advocacy Specialist (2004-2007)

Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), Richmond

Selected Publications
Articles

Schoeneman, A., & Sawyer, J. (2016). Exploring the use and perception of creativity in community organizing. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 2(4), 6-27.

Abell, M., Manuel, J., & Schoeneman, A. (2015). Student attitudes toward religious diversity and implications for multicultural competence. Journal of Spirituality and Social Work, 34(1), 91-104.

Brady, S., Schoeneman, A., & Sawyer, J. (2014). Critiquing and analyzing the effects of neoliberalism on community organizing: implications and recommendations for practitioners and educators. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 6(1), 36-60.

Reviews

Schoeneman, A. (2014). Review of the book Pracademics and community change: A true story of nonprofit development and social entrepreneurship during welfare reform, by Odell Cleveland and Robert Wineburg. Human Services Organizations Management, Leadership, & Governance, 38(1), 118-119.

Schoeneman, A. (2013). Review of the books Sprawl, justice, and citizenship: The civic costs of the American way of life, by Thad Williamson, and Five miles away, a world apart: One city, two schools, and the story of educational opportunity in modern America, by James E. Ryan. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 21(1), 103-106.

Schoeneman, A. (2013). Review of the book A dream deferred: How social work education lost its way and what can be done, by David Stoesz, Howard Jacob Karger, and Terry Carrilio. Administration in Social Work, 37(1), 100-102.


Education
B.A., University of Virginia 1995
American Government
M.A., School for International Training 2001
International and Intercultural Management
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University 2015
Social Work
Contact Information
(804) 289-8681
Areas of Expertise
Community Engagement
Structural Injustice
Resource Allocation within Communities and Organizations