Steve Laubacher , PhD

Steve  Laubacher Associate Professor of Practice
Northern Arizona University
Politics and International Affairs
Blg 65 Rm #216
Phone: 928-523-6613


  • Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Houston
  • MPA in Public Administration from Harvard University
  • MA in Sociology from Duquesne University
  • BA in Psychology from the University of Dayton


Laubacher, S.  (1998). Maureen’s Dilemma: Challenge or Opportunity.  In Case Studies of Ethics in Nonprofit Management.  San Francisco, CA:  University of San Francisco Press.

Laubacher, S., & Goggin, M.  (1992). The deinstitutionalization of persons with mental

retardation in Texas: A case of state policy innovation.  In H. M. Leichter (Ed.), Health policy

reform in America.  Armonk, New York:  M.E. Sharpe.

Academic Interests

Steve Laubacher specializes in the study of “best practice” within public and nonprofit

organizations.  In particular, he is interested in examining the role of governance within

nonprofit organizations.  He is also interested in the implementation of public and nonprofit

policy and tools that can improve organizational performance.