NACC Member Institution Profile
Murray State University - Nonprofit Leadership Studies program
Address: 105 Carr Health Building, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42701
Description: Murray State University serves as a nationally recognized residential comprehensive university, with a strong extended campus and online presence. Teaching, research, and service excellence are core values and guiding principles that promote economic development and the well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the region. The Nonprofit Leadership Studies Program at Murray State University is committed to building a coordinated response to growing educational, research, and service needs of organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities around the world. The program offers a broad-based approach to the development of the future leaders of the nonprofit sector through undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as leadership, networking, funding, and promotion of quality practice.
Representative Bio: Peter Weber is Assistant Professor and Director of Nonprofit Leadership Studies at Murray State University. He holds a doctorate in Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, as well as a Master in History and a Master in International Studies in Philanthropy and Social Innovation, both from the University of Bologna in Italy. His research focuses on the role of civil society and international philanthropy in building democratic practices of governance in fledgling democracies from both a historical and contemporary perspective. He has published his work in peer-reviewed journals including Voluntas, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Global Society, Journal of Public Affairs Education, and the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.