- Areas of Interest:
- Nonprofit Boards and Fundraising
- Social Capital and Economic Development
- Pay for Performance
- Religion and Politics
Dr. Trent A. Engbers is a former Peace Corp volunteer, an experienced college educator, and nonprofit consultant living in Evansville, Indiana. His primary appointment is as associate professor of political science and public administration at the University of Southern Indiana and master of public administration director, but has also taught at University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, DePaul University School of Public Service, and the University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs. With over a dozen years’ experience in college education and professional training, Engbers offers training and consultations in organizational development, leadership, nonprofit fundraising, and board development. He was a 2015-2016 USI Foundation Award Winner for Excellence in Teaching and 2019 O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs Outstanding Teaching Award winner.
Engbers holds degrees from Xavier University, the University of Maryland, University of Missouri, and Indiana University. His research on leadership, economic development and civic engagement has been published widely including Social Science Quarterly, and the Journal of Leadership Education. He lives in Evansville with his wife Kimberly and their four children.