University of Southern Indiana

Trent Engbers

Trent Engbers

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Political Science, Public Administration and Philosophy Department

Director of the Master of Public Administration Program
Master of Public Administration Program

Liberal Arts Center - 3065

Accepts Office Hours by Appointment

Home Phone: 812-477-1432

E-mail: taengbers @


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 assistant professor of political science and public administration at the University of Southern Indiana, but has also taught at University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 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, Trent is available for 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.

Trent 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, Public Administration Review and the Journal of Leadership Education.  He lives in Evansville with his wife Kimberly and their four children.  

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