Helen K. Wise, PhD,  is a professor of Sociology at Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSUS).  She serves as the director of Applied Research for the Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research at LSUS, where she consults with local nonprofit and health care organizations, develops and administers hiring and promotional exams, and conducts program evaluations. She teaches courses in research methods, race, class, and gender and nonprofit administration.