Steven Neuse, Former Political Science Department Chair, Passes Away

Steven Neuse, former chair and professor in the Department of Political Science in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017.

Neuse began teaching at the University of Arkansas in 1981, where he taught until his retirement in 2001. Along with teaching and research, Neuse served as the chair of the department from 1998-2001 and the director of public administration from 1981 to 1990. He was the president of the Arkansas Political Science Association from 1990-1991 and co-founded the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium, which provides training and certificate programs among other resources for public managers and volunteer managers.

Neuse grew up in New Braunfels, Texas and received a Ph.D. in political science in 1976 from University of Texas, Austin. Before coming to University of Arkansas, he taught at University of Texas, El Paso, and at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

He was also a regular volunteer at the Fayetteville Public Library and served on the Friends of Fayetteville Public Library board, a non-profit organization dedicated to financially supporting the public library through volunteer work and fundraising.

Neuse was an exceptional political science professor who was known for the rigor of his graduate seminars. He was a dedicated mentor and advisor to numerous students who went on to notable careers as scholars, researchers, public administrators and elected officials. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fayetteville Public Library by contacting Sarah Du Preez at 479-856-7140 or to the local National Public Radio station KUAF at kuaf.com.

Contacts

Meredith Paige Brady, administrative specialist II
Department of Political Science
479-575-3356, mpbrady@uark.edu

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