Samuel L. Frye

Samuel L. Frye

Samuel L. Frye

Assistant Professor

Local Government, Nonprofit Organizations, Quality Improvement in Human Service Organizations, Neighborhood Change, and the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning.

Dr. Frye is a faculty member of the School of Integrative Studies where he teaches courses in nonprofit and leadership studies. As a trained sociologist, Dr. Frye explores how residents and local governing bodies in small cities, towns, and rural communities navigate social, economic, and political change.

In additional to his scholarship, Dr. Frye has 10 years of professional experience in nonprofit organizations during which he has worked on staff and leadership training and development to improve quality of care.

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Current Research

Frye, Samuel L., and Holly J. Benton. “Making Sense of Peer Feedback in One’s Journey Toward Becoming an Effective Instructor.”

Frye, Samuel L., and McCarron, Graziella. “Bridging Theory to Practice Toward Pedagogical Improvement in Nonprofit Studies: The Creation of a Nonprofit Organization.”

Frye, Samuel L., “Breaking the Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment in Multi-Family Housing Rentals.”

Frye, Samuel L., “Revitalizing the Forgotten Heart of the Small City.”

Courses Taught

At George Mason:

  • INTS 435: Leadership in a Changing Environment
  • INTS 391: Understanding Integrative Studies
  • INTS 361: Neighborhood, Community, and Identity
  • INTS 336: Poverty, Wealth, and Inequality in the U.S.
  • INTS 331: The Nonprofit Sector
  • INTS 204: Leadership Theory & Practice (online)

At Other Universities:

  • Soc 08221: Social Problems (online)
  • Soc 08120: Introduction to Sociology
  • Soc 387: Social and Cultural Change
  • Soc 231: Contemporary Social Problems
  • Soc 151: Principles of Sociology   

Education

Ph.D. Administration and Leadership Studies, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

M.A. Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

B.A. Art, The Pennsylvania State University

Recent Presentations

Frye, Samuel L., Melanie Hildebrandt, Melissa Swauger, and Karen Eash. “If You’re Not Gay or Mexican, She’ll Flunk You”: Faculty and Student Perceptions of Diversity Discourse.” Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Swauger, Melissa, Melanie Hildebrandt, Samuel L. Frye, and Karen Eash. “Methods and Outcomes of the IUP Campus Climate Qualitative Research Study.” State System Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education, Indiana, PA.

Frye, Samuel L., and Holly J. Benton. “Graduate Students' Journey to Becoming an Effective Instructor: Making Sense of Classroom Evaluations from Senior Faculty.” Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA.

Frye, Samuel L. "An Exploratory Case Study of the Interactions of Downtown Housing Market Actors in a Small Revitalizing City."14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, HI.

Frye, Samuel L. "An Exploratory Case Study of the Interactions of Downtown Housing Market Actors in a Small Revitalizing City.” Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY.