Steve Neiheisel

Lecturer; Director of the Non-Profit & Community Leadership Graduate Certificate Program
Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Political Science


Formerly Chairman and Professor of Political Science at St. Mary’s University, Dr. Neiheisel is now a lecturer in the Department of Political Science and is the Director of UD’s Nonprofit & Community Leadership Graduate Certificate Program. His teaching mission is to educate leaders for the common good in the Catholic and Marianist tradition. Among his nonprofit leadership activities, Dr. Neiheisel serves as Sponsorship Commission Chair, Marianist Province of the United States. He is an avid reader and book collector.

Faculty Perspective

A Catholic and Marianist education educates men and women to hear the call of service, the call to serve the common good.


  • Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis
  • M.B.A., Xavier University
  • B.A., Xavier University

Courses Taught

  • Civic Engagement
  • Introduction to Nonprofit & Community Organizations
  • Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

Media Expertise

  • Civic Engagement
  • American Politics
  • Nonprofit and Community Organizations
  • Executive Leadership
  • Board Governance
  • Mission & Identity in Catholic Education

Selected Presentations

Neiheisel, S. (Presenter Only), Invited Lecture or Address, Marianist School Administrators Conference, Marianist Province of the United States, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, "Managing & Leading: Balancing Executive Priorities", Presenter/Lecturer, Non-Academic, Regional, Invited. (October 29, 2013).

Neiheisel, S. (Presenter Only), Invited Lecture or Address, Association of Fundraising Professional, Greater Dayton Chapter, Dayton, Ohio, "Designing the NEXT Generation Nonprofit", Presenter/Lecturer, Non-Academic, Local, Invited. (October 9, 2013).

Selected Publications

Neiheisel, S. (2013). In Hunt, T. C., David, O. J., Timothy, W. (Eds.), From Mission Church to Future Church: Catholic Schools in San Antonio (pp. 147-164). New York: Peter Lang.