Dr. Wilson has done extensive field research and taught on a variety of topics, from American government and immigration politics, to religion and politics and non-profit management. Her studies have earned her publication in journals as varied as the PA Times, the Nonprofit Policy Forum, Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs, and the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. She is the author of The Politics of Latino Faith: Religion, Identity, and Urban Community(NYU Press, 2008), which was the first systematic treatment of Latino faith-based organizations in the United States. Her latest work, Traveling without a Passport: Immigration and the Socio-History of Citizenship in the City of Brotherly Love is currently under contract with NYU Press. During 2009-2010, Dr. Wilson was awarded a William E. Simon Visiting Fellowship in Religion and Public Life award from the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Dr. Wilson is an associate professor and interim Master of Public Administration Program Director.
Dr. Wilson received a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MA from Georgetown University and a BA from Villanova University.