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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
2010 - 2014 Adjunct Faculty Member, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis ‐ IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Board Member, Murray Calloway County-Community Foundation
2018 - Present Board Member, Nonprofit Academic Centers Council
2016 - Present Board Member, Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center (PASAC)
2016 - Present Board Member, United Way of Murray-Calloway County
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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


  • Introduction to Nonprofit Management
  • Program Development in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Community Engagement and the Nonprofit Sector
  • Philanthropy, NGOs and International Development
  • 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 (7)

Other writings (4)