Paul M. McInerny

Paul  McInerny
Paul M. McInernyMarquette University

Straz Hall, 215

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-0289
Curriculum Vitae

Instructor of Management and Sports Leadership Studies

After starting in the newspaper business, Dr. McInerny spent close to 40 years in educational administration at both the secondary and collegiate level. He has worked in various capacities including sports administration, media relations, publication management, marketing, alumni relations and advancement within the university setting. Recent positions include serving as Associate Athletic Director at Marquette University and President of Dominican High School. Prior to joining the faculty full-time in fall 2014, he helped developed the sports leadership curriculum within the Masters of Leadership Studies program. Dr. McInerny lettered in soccer as an undergraduate and served as president of the M Club, the alumni letter-winners association. He also is a recipient of the Hy Popuch Award for Service to Marquette Athletics.


  • Ph.D., Foundations of Education, Marquette University, 1989
  • M.S., Journalism, Southern Illinois University, 1974
  • B.A., Psychology, Marquette University, 1972

Professional Interests

Athletics as a Microcosm of Society
Sport History
Ethical Leadership
History of Higher Education

Selected Publications

Ladies Professional Golf Association, "Sports Leadership: A Reference Guide."  Mark Dodds & James T. Reese, eds.  Mission Bell Media, 2015.

“Nicholas Murray Butler, James McKeen Cattell, and the Educational Review: Footnote to a Famous Feud,” Perspectives on The History of Higher Education,vol.26, 2007, pp. 129-146.

"A Sporting Chance: Athletic Fundraising." CSAE Currents, March 2008, pp. 11-12.

“Roman Catholic Education,” The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia, Gen. Eds, Sisson, Zacher, Clayton. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007, pp. 864-866.

“The Student-Managed Investment Fund At the High School Level,” The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues & Ideas, vol. 76, no. 5, May/June 2003, pp. 252-254.

“Ethics Throughout the Curriculum,” Public Relations Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 4, Winter 1997-98, pp. 44-47.

Personal Interests

Book Reviewer, Journal of Sport History