Social scientist. Professor. Entrepreneur. humanitarian.
Dr. Rasheda L. Weaver is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Iona College. She conducted the first large-scale empirical study on the social, economic, and legal activities of social enterprises in the United States and is the Creator of Weaver's Social Enterprise Directory. Dr. Weaver is also the Chair for the Social Entrepreneurship/ Enterprise Section of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. Lastly, she is the founder and CEO of Dream Haven, a consulting company that aims to equip individuals, organizations, and communities with the tools needed to create positive social change in their lives and communities.
She received a PhD in Public Affairs-Community Development and a Master of Science in Public Affairs at Rutgers University. She graduated valedictorian from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development with a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology. Dr. Weaver also graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Herbert H. Lehman College. Since 2009, she has received 34 research grants, fellowships, awards, and honors.
As a born and raised New Yorker of Jamaican and Cuban descent, Dr. Weaver loves to dance salsa, travel, and cooks spicy Caribbean food for her family and friends.
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