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Dr Mike Steiner

Mike Steiner came from Nebraska City, Nebraska to complete a bachelor’s degree in social science education at Northwest Missouri State University.  While attending Northwest Mike was active in music, playing trumpet in the marching band and jazz ensembles for four years.  After completing a Master of Arts in History as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Missouri—St. Louis he taught for nine years as a high school social studies teacher in the Mehlville School District in St. Louis County.  During that time, he completed a Ph.D. in American Studies at Saint Louis University.  In 1997 Mike and his wife Lori McLemore Steiner and two children returned to Northwest where Mike took a position as an Assistant Professor of History.  He subsequently became Chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences while completing promotion to the rank of Professor of History.  In 2014 he was selected to serve as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northwest and continues to serve as  Associate Provost of Undergraduate Studies and Dean.  His professional focus on teaching, learning, and educational leadership has been augmented by research publication in nineteenth-century American history, Japan studies, and regional local history in Northwest Missouri.  During his time at Northwest Mike has continued to play the trumpet, and for over two decades has periodically been honored with opportunities to play with student and other jazz ensembles.
Scholarships associated with Dr Mike Steiner
  • Dr Mike Steiner Jazz Scholarship