Stephen F. Schneck, Ph.D.
Appointed as Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies in 2005, Stephen F. Schneck comes to the Institute from an academic career in political science. He served as chair of the Department of Politics at The Catholic University of America for nine years and as Associate Professor in that department for fourteen years.
A well-known Washington-area public lecturer, with frequent media appearances, Dr. Schneck has also been honored for his teaching. He has been named Teacher of the Year three times at The Catholic University of America, and has received several other teaching awards.
As Institute Director, Dr. Schneck has sought to enlarge the breadth of the Institute's work, in order to address a wide array of contemporary public policies through rigorous academic research. Under his leadership, the Institute has grown to more than forty fellows.