Positions

Overview

  • Michael Swack is a professor at the University of New Hampshire, where he has appointments at the Carsey School of Public Policy and at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. At Carsey, he is working on building scale in the nonprofit community development sector, innovations in community development finance, microfinance, and new models of social enterprise. He also directs Financial Innovations Roundtable (in collaboration with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve). He has over thirty years of experience in the fields of economic development, finance, and development banking.

    Michael was the founder and former dean of the School of Community Economic Development (CED) at Southern New Hampshire University. He has been involved in the design, implementation, and management of a number community development lending and investment institutions both inside and outside the United States. He was the first chairman and served for seventeen years as a board member of the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA), a state-chartered equity fund for community economic development ventures and projects. He is the founding president and a current board member of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund. He was a founding board member of the National Association of Community Development Loan Funds (now the Opportunity Finance Network), a trade association of Community Development Finance Institutions. Internationally, he has been involved in development finance and microfinance work in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

    Michael has published in the areas of economic development and development finance. He received his doctorate degree from Columbia University, his master’s degree from Harvard University, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Publications

    Principal Investigator On

  • CDFI Capital Project  awarded by JP Morgan Chase Bank 2019
  • Community Fund of North Miami Dave Evaluation  awarded by Opa Locka Community Development Corporation 2017 - 2019
  • Aligning Investments to Improve Population Health in New Hampshire  awarded by Foundation for Healthy Communities 2019
  • Study of Potential Role for CDFIS in the Investing in Opportunities Act Program  awarded by Enterprise Community Partners 2018 - 2019
  • Immigrant Business Development in NH  awarded by Regional Economic Development Center 2018 - 2019
  • Carsey Center for Impact Finance: Proposed Methodologies for the Small Business Forward CDFI  awarded by JP Morgan Chase Bank 2017 - 2018
  • Community Development and Health: Alignment Opportunities for Community Development  awarded by Endowment for Health, Inc. 2017 - 2018
  • Remote Sensing Project  awarded by NH Community Development Finance Authority 2017 - 2018
  • Aligning Health Improvement Strategies with Community Development Finance.  awarded by Johnson (Robert Wood) Foundation 2015 - 2017
  • Financial Innovations Roundtable  awarded by Institute of International Education 2016
  • Community Benefits  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation 2015 - 2016
  • Financial Innovations Roundtable Consulting Agreement  awarded by MacArthur (John D. 2016
  • Financial Innovations Roundtable  awarded by Institute of International Education 2014 - 2015
  • Financial Innovations Roundtable  awarded by NeighborWorks America 2015
  • Financial Innovations Roundtable  awarded by Institute of International Education 2014
  • Task Order 0011  awarded by Reznick Government 2012 - 2014
  • Financial Innovations Roundtable  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation 2013
  • FIR-Financial Innovations Roundtable  awarded by Institute of International Education 2013
  • Social Innovations Intern Program  awarded by Timberland Inc 2013
  • Feasibility Study for NH Catholic Charities  awarded by NH Catholic Charities 2012
  • Scale Project  awarded by Ford Foundation 2010 - 2012
  • Task Order #2  awarded by NeighborWorks America 2010 - 2012
  • Task Order #3  awarded by NeighborWorks America 2010 - 2012
  • Scholarship Proposal  awarded by MasterCard Foundation 2010 - 2012
  • Financial Innovations Roundtable  awarded by Ford Foundation 2012
  • Sustainable Microenterprise & Development Program Proposal  awarded by MasterCard Foundation 2010 - 2011
  • Financial Innovations Roundtable  awarded by Institute of International Education 2011
  • Financial Innovations Roundtable  awarded by Institute of International Education 2009
  • 2015 Financial Innovations Roundtable Event  awarded by Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Aligning Community Benefit and Health Improvement Initiatives with Community Investment Opportunities  awarded by MacArthur (John D.
  • Aligning Health Improvement Strategies With Community Development Finance  awarded by Kress (Samuel H.) Foundation
  • Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Study  awarded by Wal-Mart Foundation
  • Teaching Activities

  • Integrative Approaches Taught course 2019
  • Independent Study Taught course 2019
  • Microfinance Taught course 2019
  • Top/The Social Economy Taught course 2019
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018 - 2019
  • Integrative Approaches Taught course 2018
  • Nuts and Bolts of Microfinance Taught course 2018
  • Social Enterprise Taught course 2018
  • Top/Microfinance Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017 - 2018
  • Financing Development Taught course 2017
  • Integrative Approaches Taught course 2017
  • Economic Analysis Taught course 2017
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Nuts and Bolts of Microfinance Taught course 2017
  • Social Enterprise Taught course 2017
  • Independent Study Taught course 2016 - 2017
  • Community Development Finance Taught course 2016
  • Integrative Approaches Taught course 2016
  • Economic Analysis Taught course 2016
  • Top/Microfinance Taught course 2016
  • Top/The Social Economy Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2015 - 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Business Admin Taught course 2015
  • Community Development Finance Taught course 2015
  • Integrative Approaches Taught course 2015
  • Top/The Social Economy Taught course 2015
  • Topics/Micro Finance Taught course 2015
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014 - 2015
  • Community Development Finance Taught course 2014
  • Integrative Approaches Taught course 2014
  • Nuts and Bolts of Microfinance Taught course 2014
  • Top/The Social Economy Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Political Science, University of Wisconsin
  • M.S. City/UrbanCommunityRegionlPlan, Harvard University
  • Ph.D. Education, Columbia University
  • Full Name

  • Michael Swack