|Dept:||Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences|
- Ph.D., Political Science, University of Washington, 1995.
Steve DeTray received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1995. Due to growing up in East Africa and a life long interest in African political and economic development, he did his dissertation research in Tanzania and Kenya in 1992, focusing on the roles of community organizations in local-level development. Steve first taught at UWT in spring 1997, and began developing the curriculum in nonprofit studies at UWT later that year. The curriculum provides students the opportunity to obtain a minor and certificate in nonprofit management.
Steve's research interests include community development, both in the US and globally. He is president of a nonprofit organization, REACH-Africa, dedicated to promoting development in Africa, as well as cultural and educational exchanges between Africa and the US. He is currently working on a study of human service agencies in the South Puget Sound region.
Along with his academic pursuits, Steve is also a musician. He has been active in organizing musical gatherings for the UWT community, and musical benefits to support the Emergency Food Network of Pierce County and other human service organizations.