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About Peter Weber

Peter Weber is an assistant professor and the director of the Nonprofit Leadership Studies program 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's in history and a master's in international studies in philanthropy and social innovation, both from the University of Bologna in Italy.


Present Program Director, Nonprofit Leadership Studies Program - Assistant Professor, Murray State University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • New Executives to Kentucky, Leadership Kentucky and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, 2017
  • Service Learning Mentor of the Year, Murray State University, 2016
  • Future Philanthropic Educator Fellow, Learning by Giving Foundation, 2015
  • 2014 IUPUI Chancellor’s Scholar, 2014
  • ARNOVA Emerging Scholars Award, 2013


  • Grant-making and Philanthropic Foundations
  • Policy, Legal Issues, and Advocacy for Social Change in Nonprofit Organizations
  • The Nonprofit Sector and Civil Society
  • Nonprofit Organization Development, Management, and Leadership


2014 Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University
2007 Master in International Studies in Philanthropy and Social Innovation, University of Bologna
2005 Laurea Quadriennale in History, University of Bologn

Book chapters (2)

Peer-Reviewed Articles (6)

Other writings (4)