Dr. Amelia Kohm is a Researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include bullying, antisocial behavior, out-of-school programs for youth, residential education, and interorganizational issues. As a Researcher at Chapin Hall, Kohm has collaborated on studies that focus on evaluating afterschool programs, assessing the impact of residential education on students, and cataloging mergers and other interorganizational partnerships among human service organizations. Kohm also has expertise in data visualization and has produced charts, maps, and graphs for several studies at Chapin Hall. She has also conducted workshops to train other Chapin Hall researchers on how to visualize data.
Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Kohm worked as a program offer at the Sears Roebuck Foundation and at the Illinois Humanities Council. In addition to her work at Chapin Hall, Kohm provides data visualization consultation to nonprofits through Data Viz for Nonprofits.
Kohm earned a PhD in social policy from the University of Bath. She also holds a master’s degree in social administration from the School of Social Services Administration at the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in English from Haverford College. She holds a certificate in data visualization from the University of Washington.
PhD in Social Policy, University of Bath
Master’s degree in Social Administration, University of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts in English, Haverford College
Kohm, A. (2016, April). Lessons from Chicago: The role of neighborhood-wide lead agencies in a community-school implementation. Paper session presented at the meeting of American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Kohm, A. (2013, April). Childhood bullying and social dilemmas. Paper session presented at the meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.
Kohm, A. (2012, April). Childhood bullying and social dilemmas. Paper session presented at the meeting of American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Kohm, A. (2012, March). Childhood bullying and social dilemmas. Paper session presented at the meeting of Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Kohm, A. (2017, June 19). Show me: Why your data should be seen (and not just read) [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://pndblog.typepad.com/pndblog/2017/06/show-me-why-your-data-should-be-seen-and-not-just-read.html
Kohm, A. (2015). Childhood bullying and social dilemmas. Aggressive Behavior, 41(2), 97-108.
Little, M., Kohm, A., & Thompson, R. (2005). The impact of residential placement on child development: research and policy implications. International Journal of Social Welfare, 14(3), 200-209.
Kohm, A., & LaPiana, D. (2003). Strategic restructuring for nonprofit organizations: Mergers, integrations, and alliances. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.
Kohm, A., & LaPiana, D. (2003). In search of strategic solutions: A funders briefing on nonprofit strategic restructuring. Washington, DC: Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
Kohm, A. (2002). What happens when nonprofits consolidate (either partially or all the way)? Nonprofit World, 20(3), 24-29.
Kohm, A., La Piana, D., & Gowdy, H. (2001). The when and why of outsourcing your financial management. Nonprofit Quarterly. Available at https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2001/03/21/the-when-and-why-of-outsourcing-your-financial-management/