Diane Kaplan Vinokur

Associate Professor of Social Work

Diane Kaplan  Vinokur

Diane Kaplan Vinokur’s research focuses on the application of social psychological and organizational theories to human service organizations and their personnel. She studies the implications of such findings for non-profit management and social work practice.

Her most recent study, “The Under One Roof Project,” investigates the benefits and challenges of nonprofit centers to their co-located nonprofit tenant organizations and their communities.

In 1997, Vinokur co-founded the University of Michigan Nonprofit and Public Management Center, a collaboration of the Schools of Social Work, Business, and Public Policy, which promotes education, research, and community and public service, and provides career consultation.

Research Interests/Focus

Nonprofit management, “under one roof project,” human service organizations


Year Degree   School
1975 PhD Social Work and Sociology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1973 MA Sociology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1972 MSW Social Policy University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1970 BA Sociology Oberlin College, OH


Under One Roof

Vinokur-Kaplan, D., & McBeath, B. (2014). Co-located nonprofit centers: tenants' attraction and satisfaction. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 25(1), 77-91.

Vinokur-Kaplan, D. (2009). [Review of the book Designing and Planning Programs for Nonprofit and Government Organizations]. In Edward J. Pawlak and Robert D. Vinter (Eds.), Administration in Social Work, 33(3), 340-342.

Vinokur-Kaplan, D. (2008). Motivating work performance in human services organizations. In R. J. Patti (Ed.), Handbook of Human Services Management (Revised 2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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