Samuel L Frye

Samuel L Frye

Samuel L Frye

Assistant Professor

Community change; campus social climate study scholarship; quality improvement in human services organizations; scholarship of teaching and 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 focused on staff and leadership training and development to improve quality of care.

Current Research


  • Downtown revitalization in a small city
  • The role of campus social climate scholarship in improving campus relations


  • How early career teachers incorporate peer observation feedback into their pedagogy
  • Supporting direct care workers of color in advance of the care worker gap

Courses Taught

INTS 204: Leadership Theory and Practice

INTS 331: The Nonprofit Sector

INTS 431: Principles of Fundraising

INTS 435: Leadership in a Changing Environment


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

M.A. Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

B.A. Art, The Pennsylvania State University