Dr. Roger Weis
Roger Weis is a professor in the Nonprofit Leadership Studies program after directing
the program for 25 years. He has written and had published 10 textbooks and 3 books
of poetry. He has also written numerous journal and conference proceedings articles
and made presentations nationally, internationally, regionally and locally. In addition,
he has presented service learning and leadership workshops to over 100 institutions
of education including Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England and Trinity College
He is founder/co-founder of Health Matters for Students, Murray State Center for Service Learning, Service Learning Scholars program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and WAVE. He has been honored as the Murray State Student Advisor of the Year twice and as Big Brothers Big Sisters' Volunteer of the Year 3 times. Additionally, he is the recipient of the Outstanding International Service Award – Murray State, American Humanics Excellence in Leadership Award, and the Distinguished Service Learning and Civic Engagement Award – Murray State, to mention several.
Prior to his tenure at Murray State, he served for 15 years as a director and CEO for nonprofit organizations in Virginia. Before that, he was an alcoholism and drug abuse counselor, and earlier he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam as a reporter, editor, and community service coordinator.
B.A. Marshall University – 1971
M.A. Marshall University – 1975
Ed.D. University of Kentucky – 1995
Areas of Specialization
Nonprofit Organizational Development, Leadership Development, Service Learning, Health & Wellness