chan hellman



Associate Professor

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Also see: Center of Applied Research for Non-Profit

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Courses Taught

HR 5023 Research Methods
HR 5113 Advanced Research Methods
HR 5113 Nonprofit Organization
HR 5113 Volunteerism for Nonprofits
HR 5373 Grant Writing for Nonprofits
HR 5113 Program Evaluation for Nonprofits
HR 5033 Leadership in Organizations
HR 5323 Organizational Behavior in Human Relations
HR 5113 Organizational Assessment


Johnson, C. V., Bartgis, J., Worley, J. A., Hellman, C. M., & Burkhart, R. (2010). Urban Indian voices: A community based participatory research project.  American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 17, 49-70.

Fox, MD., Afroze, A., Studebaker, J., Wei, T., & Hellman, C. M. (April/May, 2010). The prevalence of elevated blood pressure among overweight adolescents in a resident continuity clinic. Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, April/May, 111-114.

Hellman, C. M., Johnson, C. V., & Dobson, T. (2010). Taking action to stop violence: A study on readiness to change among male batterers. Journal of Family Violence, 25, 431-438.

Worley, J. A., Fuqua, D. R., & Hellman, C. M. (2009). The survey of perceived organizational support: Which measure should we use? South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 35(1), 1-5.

Fox, M. D., Hellman, C. M. & Jelley, M. R. (2009). Equipoise trumps randomization. American Journal of Bioethics, 9(2), 13-14.

Hellman, C. M., Muilenburg-Trevino, E. M*. & Worley, J. A. (2008). The belief in a just world: An examination of reliability estimates across three measures.  Journal of Personality Assessment, 40, 399-401.

Vice, H*., Peabody, L., Mulkey, K., Hellman, C. M., Jelley, M. & Scheer, J. (2007). Enhancing public awareness about clinical research. The Monitor: Clinical Research Concerns, 21, *.

Hoppes, S., & Hellman, C. M. (2007). Understanding Occupational Therapy students’ attitudes and intentions regarding community service.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, 527-534.

Miller, J. W., & Hellman, C. M. (2007). An examination of mediators and moderators in applied research.  Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 12, 133-137.

Cherry, A. L., Dillon, M. E., Hellman, C. M., & Barney, L. D. (2007). The AC-COD Screen: Rapid detection of people with the co-occurring disorders of substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, and trauma.  Journal of Dual Diagnosis: Research and Practice in substance abuse comorbidity, 4, 35-53.*

Grants Received

Chan M. Hellman is an associate professor in the Department of Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma.  He received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology specializing in research, evaluation, measurement and statistics from Oklahoma State University in 2002.  Chan has over thirty scholarly publications and book chapters and has presented at more than 50 national and international conferences. Chan’s area of interest is on the concept of hope and its impact on client functioning within the nonprofit environment.  He has conducted multiple hope studies that include the prevention of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, homelessness, caregivers of dementia, and social connectedness.  Chan is the founding director of the OU-Tulsa Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations.

Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations.
The Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations seeks to create and maintain a culture of inquiry through conducting original research on nonprofit agencies’ impact on the quality of life among all citizens.  The hallmark of scholarship is the capacity to contribute new knowledge in a specific area.  Since its inception in 2005, faculty working with the Center has generated nearly $750,000 in external funding.  Faculty and students working with the Center have published 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented more than 50 papers at national scholarly conferences.  Finally, the Center has provided support to four PhD dissertations and five master’s theses. The research generated from the Center has helped nonprofit organizations implement policy change and, improved strategic planning, fundraising capacity and client well-being.

GRANTS:  Total External PI or CO-PI Funding Received as of June 30, 2011 is $763,908

  • 2011 – Oklahoma Community Service Commission – Impact of Americorp on Nonprofit Agency Mission Capacity” ($2,000). – PI
  • 2011 – Tulsa Health Department – It’s All About Kids ($32,385) – PI.
  • 2011 – Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation – “Impact of YPI on Community Engagement & Philanthropy” ($9,314) – Faculty Sponsor for Research Assistant (Meg Myers Morgan –Doctoral Student – PI).
  • 2011 -- Society for Theriogenology Organizational Climate Study for Active Members ($16,571) – Faculty Sponsor for Research Assistant (Meg Myers Morgan –Doctoral Student – PI).