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Marlene Walk's research interests focus on human resource management, the meaning of work, organizational change, and volunteering and volunteer management. Marlene earned a master’s degree from the School of Social Work and Health Care from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, Germany. Marlene also earned a master’s in Management in Nonprofit Organizations from the School of Business Management and Social Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück, Germany. Before pursuing her Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the University of Pennsylvania, Marlene worked as a licensed social worker in Germany for three and a half years. Marlene has received the Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) in 2013 and the Best Paper Based on a Dissertation Award from the Organization Development and Change division of the Academy of Management (AOM) in 2015.