Dr. Marvin McNeese Jr.

Marvin McNeese photo

Chair, General Education Department; Associate Professor

  • B.A., Albion College
  • M.A., University of Texas at Austin (Latin American Studies)
  • M.P.Aff., University of Texas at Austin (Public Affairs)
  • Ph.D., Rice University (Political Science)


Marvin McNeese Jr. has been teaching at CBS since the fall of 2004.  Following an interest in politics that God awakened in his youth, Marvin’s professional experience regularly had him serving in financial administration while serving the Lord.  His training in political science and economics began at Albion College in Michigan, and continued at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Teresa Lorenzo Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned two Masters Degrees.  Dr. McNeese earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Rice University.

Marvin married his college sweetheart (much later) and they have three children.  Most of his career has been spent in higher education, though He has helped several churches to develop and raise funds for their social service and charitable activities.  Marvin highly values international missions, having served as a missionary to Panama, and has participated in other short mission trips to Brazil, Honduras and the Philippines. Committed to serving through the local body, he is a deacon and Bible study teacher at Houston’s First Baptist Church.

Marvin is Chair for the General Education Department and serves as a grant writer in the Development Department.  He has a passion for helping believers take up God’s challenge to meet social needs in Jesus’ name and to participate in government based on His principles.  His coursework clearly explains, according to the scriptures, the relevance and rightful place of government in our lives and a Christians’ responsibility in light of this.


Toward the '60s: Building an Institution for the Movimento Negro Brazil. University of Texas at Austin, 1999. (Master’s Thesis) Development

Building a Workforce Development System for Texas: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Reform. Christopher T. King and Robert E. McPherson, University of Texas at Austin, 1997. 

 “Blessed are the Feet of Them.” Marvin R. McNeese, Jr., The Gospel Message, Kansas City, MO: Gospel Missionary Union, v109, Issue 4, 2001.