Rashid (Ra) Mosley is a senior policy program manager in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute. His research focuses on organizational leadership and development, fund development, philanthropy, health, and inclusion, diversity, equity, and action. He engages in actionable and applied research that will bridge Urban’s growing focus on community-engaged methods, research to action, technical assistance, and philanthropic advising.
Mosely is a scholar-practitioner with more than 15 years of academic and social-sector experience. He joined Urban after concluding his tenure at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies, where he held several roles, including faculty lead for the organizational leadership doctoral concentration, faculty director for the adult and organizational learning sector, and affiliated faculty member in the university’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy. As a practitioner, he was the national managing director on foundation relations and community engagement at the American Diabetes Association. He has also held positions with the United Way of Greater Atlanta.
Mosley holds an MS in administration with a concentration in leadership from Central Michigan University and an EdD in human and organizational learning from the George Washington University.