Ben Lough is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Faculty Director of International Service at the Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis. He also works as Senior Research Associate for the Center for Social Development in Africa, University of Johannesburg. He has published extensively on volunteering for development (V4D), and has worked as a research consultant for multiple NGOs and IVCOs. He was lead researcher and writer of the 2018 UNV State of the World’s Volunteerism Report. In addition to his research interests on V4D, he writes and teaches about community development, nonprofit management, and social innovation. He earned his BS in Sociology in 2000 and his MSW in 2003 from Brigham Young University, and his PhD in 2010 from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.