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 also started a historical examination of early East-Indian immigration to the United States (from 1900-1946).
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. He has also contributed op-eds to outlets such as the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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. 2021. "Explaining ICE’s Problematic IMAGE: An Examination of Public-Private Partnerships in Immigration Policy." Center for Growth and Opportunity.
Schreckhise, William D. and Daniel E. Chand. 2021. “Intergovernmental Implementation of Immigration Policy: Noncooperative Federalism and Secure Communities.” Policy Studies Journal 49(4): 1,160-1,188.
Calderon, M. Apolonia, Daniel E. Chand, and Daniel P. Hawes. 2021. “Final Lines of Defense: Explaining Policy Advocacy by Immigrant-Serving Organizations.” Nonprofit Policy Forum 12(2): 285-310.
Chand, Daniel E., M. Apolonia Calderon, Daniel P. Hawes, and Lauren O’Keeffe. 2021. “Serving Immigrant Communities: Effectiveness of Nonprofit Legal Aid Organizations in an Age of Heightened Enforcement.” Voluntas 32: 621-633.
Chand, Daniel E. 2020. "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.
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.
Datasets and Survey Results
National Immigration Nonprofit Survey Results (2019), funded by the Latino Center for Leadership and Development (LCLD) at Southern Methodist University
LCLD Policy Paper on Immigrant Serving Nonprofits
Dataset (STATA) on Secure Communities and Representative Bureaucracy
Used for “Population or Personnel?” publication
National Survey of Administrative Judges (2015/16) and summary of survey results
Survey used for “Protecting Agency Judges” and “Independence in Administrative Adjudications” publications
Please cite when using data and survey results.
Research Methods for Political Science
Public Policy Analysis
Law for Public Administrators
Seminar in Public Policy
Seminar in Money in Politics
Subfields and Areas of Specialization
Public Policy and Policy Implementation