Faculty Profile

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D., Temple University

M.A., Glassboro State College

B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College

Biography

Dr. Steven V. LeShay has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses for more than 30 years. He has been a full professor and chair of the marketing program in the College of Business at Wilmington University (DE) since 2003. Prior to that, he taught six years for the University of Maryland-University College at U.S. and NATO military bases throughout Europe, and served as director of marketing for that institution during their successful 10-year contract renewal as the largest overseas provider of education for U.S. military and their dependents. He began his teaching career in 1978 as an instructor and eventually was promoted to chair of marketing at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ where he retired after 20 years as Professor Emeritus. Dr. LeShay earned his Ph.D. in communications from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA; his Master’s Degree in Public Relations from Rowan University, and his bachelor’s of arts degree in education from Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. He also did post graduate study in teaching international business at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Before joining academia, Dr. LeShay was vice president of creative communications for an educational consulting firm in Newfield, NJ where he managed a creative team of 20 writers, artists, and educational television program producers. He also had his own advertising agency for several years. He is a retired Navy Air Commander, having served as commanding officer of a combat camera group. He was recalled to active duty at the Pentagon to work with the Navy’s Chief of Information for one year during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. In his spare time, Dr. LeShay invents and successfully markets tabletop board games. He has presented at numerous professional conferences, published many education-related articles, and written-directed a variety of documentary and training films including the last film in which renowned actor John Wayne appeared, “Home for the Seabees”, a documentary about how a Navy Construction Battalion does a 48-hour “mount out” from their home base to a foreign country.