Daniel E. Chand (“Danny”) received his Ph.D. in Public Policy in the Policy Management specialization at the University of Arkansas and has a master’s in Political Science with an emphasis in Community Development from Illinois State University. His research focuses on nonprofits in the policy process and the implementation of immigration policy. His current projects include a nationwide survey of immigrant-serving organizations and a field research project examining the effects of legal aid provided to detained immigrants, funded by the Russell Sage Foundation. He has published numerous articles in top policy and public administration journals examining topics, such as the discretionary power of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, decision-making by immigration judges, and lobbying activities by nonprofits.
Prior to earning his Ph.D., he spent a number of years working with nonprofits on both development and advocacy projects. His experiences ranged from state-level lobbying with nonprofit public interests law firms, to working for political action committees (PACs), to implementing program evaluations for charitable associations. From 2006 through 2008, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Zambia.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Danny has published a number articles examining immigration policy enforcement and the political activities of nonprofit associations. Below are some of his more recent publications:
Chand, Daniel E., M. Apolonia Calderon, Daniel P. Hawes, and Lauren O’Keeffe. 2020. “Serving Immigrant Communities: Effectiveness of Nonprofit Legal Aid Organizations in an Age of Heightened Enforcement.” Voluntas, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11266-020-00205-w (print edition forthcoming)
Chand, Daniel E. 2019. "Is it Population or Personnel? The Effects of Diversity on Immigration Policy Implementation by Law Enforcement Agencies." Public Performance and Management Review 43(2): 304-333. https://doi.org/10.1080/15309576.2019.1596821.
Chand, Daniel E. and William D. Schreckhise. 2020. "Independence in Administrative Adjudications: When and Why Agency Judges are Subject to Deference and Influence." Administration and Society 52(2): 171-206.
Chand, Daniel E. 2019. "Protecting Agency Judges in an Age of Politicization: Evaluating Judicial Independence and Decisional Confidence in Administrative Adjudications." American Review of Public Administration 49(4): 395-410.
Chand, Daniel E, William D. Schreckhise, and Marianne Bowers. 2017 “The Dynamics of Local Context and Immigration Asylum Hearing Decisions." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 27(1): 182-196.
Chand, Daniel E. 2017. "Dark Money' and 'Dirty Politics': Are Anonymous Ads More Negative?" Business and Politics 19(3):454-481.
Chand, Daniel E. 2017. “Lobbying and Nonprofits: Money and Membership Matter – But Not for All.” Social Science Quarterly 98(5): 1,296-1,312.
Chand, Daniel E. 2015. “Anonymous Money in Campaigns: Is Sunlight the Best Disinfectant?" The Forum 13(2): 269-288.
Chand, Daniel E. and William D. Schreckhise. 2015. "Secure Communities and Community Values: Local Context and Discretionary Immigration Law Enforcement." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 41(10): 1,621-1,643.