2006-2012 PhD in Social Welfare (School of Social Policy & Practice, University
of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA)
2002-2005 MES in Environmental Studies (Environmental Studies, York University,
Toronto, ON, Canada)
2002 Certificate in Environmental Studies (Arava Institute for Environmental
Studies, Kibbutz Ketura, Israel)
1998-2001 BA cum laude in Geography (Social Sciences, Hebrew University of
Appointments at the Hebrew University
2019 – Senior Lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work & Social Welfare
2012–2018 Lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work & Social Welfare
Additional Functions (Within the Past Five Years)
2020 – Chair, Teaching Committee, School of Social Work & Social Welfare
2020 – Member, Academic Committee, The Harry S. Truman Research Institute
2018 – Member, Ethics Committee, School of Business Administration, HUJI
2014 – Member, Ethics Committee, School of Social Work & Social Welfare
2012 – Research Associate, Center for the Study of Civil Society and Philanthropy in
Israel, School of Social Work & Social Welfare
2014 – 2017 Member, University Senate
2013 – 2020 Member, Teaching Committee, School of Social Work & Social Welfare
Research Grants (Within the Past Five Years)
2020-2021 HUJI Internal Grant. Professionalization and Socialization of alumni:
A survey of Graduates of the Nonprofit Management Program,
35,000 NIS (with E. Blit-Cohen).
2020-2021 Warburg Fund. Understanding Role Perception of Family, Professional
and Volunteer Supporters in Supported Decision Making Scheme.
$10,000 (with R. Holler, S. Werner)
2019-2020 The Israel Academy for Sciences and Humanities. Building Social Capital
for Sustainable Well-Being. 40,000 NIS (with M. Almog-Bar & Y. Geva)
2019-2020 Rothschild Foundation. Mergers in the Nonprofit Sector, 100,000 NIS
(with H. Schmid, M. Almog-Bar, A. Oreg)
2019-2021 Center for Judaism and Welfare Ethics. Jewish environmental movement
in Israel and North America. 50,000 NIS (with T. Yoreh)
2019 Eshkol Center, HUJI. Jewish environmental movement in Israel, 3,000 NIS.
2017-2019 JDC-Israel – Volunteering by youth with disability (with S. Werner, Y. Freier,
2016-2019 BSF: US–Israel Binational Science Foundation. Environmental habitus:
The intergenerational transmission of environmental behaviors in
cross-national comparison. $135,000 (with T. Katz-Gerro, F. Handy).
2015 SPNI: Society for Protection of Nature in Israel – “Civic engagement in
environmental decision-making. 40,000 NIS (with G. Cohen-Blankshtain).
List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years)
Chapters in Collections
Katz, H. & Greenspan, I. (2015). Giving in Israel: From old religious traditions to an emerging culture of philanthropy. In: P. Wiepking & F. Handy (eds.), The Palgrave handbook of global philanthropy (pp. 316-337). Palgrave Macmillan.
Greenspan I. (2015). From state orientation to civil society and partnership orientations: An outlook on development and change in the Israeli environmental movement. Bitahon Sotziali, 98, 157-193 (in Hebrew)
Katz-Gerro, T., Greenspan, I., Handy, F., Lee, H.-Y., & Frey, A. (2015). Environmental philanthropy and environmental behavior in five countries: Is there convergence among youth? Voluntas, 26(4), 1485-1509.
McDougle, L. M., Handy, F., Katz-Gerro, T., Greenspan, I., & Lee, H-Y. (2015). Factors predicting proclivity and intensity to volunteer for the environment in the US and South Korea. Journal of Environmental Planning & Management, 58(5), 837-854.
Walk, M., Greenspan, I., Crossley, H. & Handy, F. (2015). Social return on investment analysis: A case study of a job and skills training program offered by a social enterprise. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 26(2), 129-144.
Walk, M., Greenspan, I., Crossley, H. & Handy, F. (2015). Mind the gap: Expectations versus experiences of clients utilizing job-training services in a social enterprise. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 86(2), 221-244.
Katz-Gerro, T., Greenspan, I., & Handy, F. (2017). Personal value types and environmental behaviors in four countries: Biospheric, universalism, benevolence, and conformity revisited. Environmental Values, 26(2), 223-249.
Ramarajan, L., Berger, I. & Greenspan, I. (2017). Multiple identity configurations: The benefits of focused enhancement for prosocial behavior. Organization Science, 28(3), 495-513.
Greenspan, I., Walk, M. & Handy, F. (2018). Immigrant integration through volunteering: The importance of contextual factors. Journal of Social Policy,47(4), 803-825.
Zibenberg, A., Greenspan, I., Katz-Gerro, T. & Handy, F. (2018). Environmental behavior among Russian Youth: The role of self-direction and environmental concern. Environmental Management, 62(2), 295-304.
Ruiz-Sportmann, A.S. & Greenspan, I. (2019). Relational interactions between immigrant and native-born volunteers: Trust-building and integration or suspicion and conflict? Voluntas, 30, 932-946. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-019-00108-5
Zanbar, L., Greenspan, I., Itzhaky, H. & Handy, F. (2019). Awareness of and trust in welfare organizations from different sectors among social work students: The role of educational factors. Bitahon Sotziali (Social Security), 108, 131-160 (in Hebrew).
Katz-Gerro, T., Greenspan, I., Handy, F. & Vered, Y. (2019). Environmental behavior in three countries: The role of intergenerational transmission and domains of socialization. Journal of Environmental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2019.101343.
Oreg, A. & Greenspan, I. (forthcoming). When the gift is half-hearted: Uncovering the concept of ambivalent philanthropy. International Review for the Sociology of Sport
Oreg, A. & Greenspan, I. & Berger, I. (2020). When the gift is half-hearted: A socio-cultural study of ambivalence in a charity sport event. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. https://doi.org/10.1177/1012690220968107
Greenspan, I., Katz-Gerro, T., Handy, F. Park, S. Intergenerational transmission of environmental household practice among South Korean families: Continuity and change. Families, Relationships and Societies. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674321X16172729233053
Greenspan, I. Cohen-Blankshtain, G. & Geva, Y. NGO roles and anticipated outcomes in environmental participatory processes: A typology. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/08997640211008989
Handy, F., Katz-Gerro, T. Greenspan, I., & Vered, Y. Intergenerational disenchantment? Environmental behaviors and motivations across generations in South Korea. Geoforum, 121, 53-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.02.020
Other Manuscripts and research reports
Geva, Y., Greenspan, I. & Almog-Bar, M. (2020). Building Social Capital for Sustainable Well-Being in Israel: A Scientific Review. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Almog-Bar, M. & Greenspan, I. (2109). Civil society organizations in Israel: An updated outlook based on Data from GuideStar-Israel. Jerusalem: Center for the Study of Civil Society and Philanthropy in Israel [Heb.]. Link
Drezner, N.D., Greenspan, I., Katz, H., & Feit, G. (2017). Philanthropy in Israel 2016: Patterns of individual giving. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University. Link
Cohen-Blankshtain, G., Greenspan, I., Naali-Yosef, H. & Geva, Y. (2015). Public participation in environmental decision-making: International perspectives. Tel Aviv: The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) (Hebrew).