Graduate Faculty


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Kaye Adkins (1999) Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.S., Pittsburg State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

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Jason Baker (2000) Professor, Biology Department. B.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University.

Julie Baldwin (2004) Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. A.S.N., Riverside Community College; B.S.N., California State University-Fullerton; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Csengele Barta (2012) Assistant Professor, Biology Department. B.S., Babes-Bolyai University; M.S., Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Ph.D., University of Szeged.

Susan Bashinski (2013) Associate Professor, Education Department. B.S., M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia; Ed.D., University of Kansas.

Stacia Bensyl (1991) Chairperson and Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.S.Ed., Northwest Missouri State Uniersity; M.A., University College Dublin; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Robert Bergland (1997) Professor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.A., Millikin University; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University.

Evelyn Brooks (1995) Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., Fort Hays State University; M.S.N., Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Carolyn Brose (1998) Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.S., Ohio State University; Ed.D., University of Kansas.

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Michael Cadden (1996) Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., B.A., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; D.A., Illinois State University.

Benjamin Caldwell (1998) Professor, Chemistry Department. B.Sc., Randolph-Macon College; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Elizabeth Canon (2015) Assistant Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

James Carviou (2013) Assistant Professor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.A., M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Michael Charlton (2008) Associate Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

Cary Chevalier (1996) Professor, Biology Department. B.S., M.S., Arizona State University; Ph.D., University of California.

Cheng-Huei Chiao (2007) Associate Professor, Craig School of Business. B.S., M.S., National Chung-Hsing University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Hong Choi (2007) Associate Professor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department. B.A., Yon Sei University; M.S., United States Sports Academy; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

Martha Claflin (2008) Associate Professor, Education Department. B.A., Ottawa University; M.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Jeanie Crain (2009) Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., Berry College; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University.

Brian Cronk (2012) Chairperson and Professor, Psychology Department. B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Melissa Daggett (2004) Associate Professor, Biology Department. B.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Regan Dodd (2012) Assistant Professor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department. B.S., M.S.E., Northwest Missouri State University; M.B.A., Baker University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Dawn Drake (2012) Associate Professor, History & Geography Department. B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S., University of Delaware; Ph.D., University of Tennessee.

Michael Ducey (2001) Chairperson and Professor, Chemistry Department. B.S., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

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Todd Eckdahl (1993) Chairperson and Professor, Biology Department. B.S., University of Minnesota-Duluth; Ph.D., Purdue University.

John Ellis (2006) Associate Professor, Education Department. B.S., Indiana State University; M.A., Ed.D., Ball State University.

Benjamin England (2014) Assistant Professor, Psychology Department. B.A., Western Connecticut State University; M.A., Texas Tech University.

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Carissa Ganong (2016) Assistant Professor, Biology Department. B.S., Mansfield University; M.S., University of Central Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Nathan Gay (2014) Assistant Professor, Music Department. B.A., Missouri State University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Michael Grantham (2016) Assistant Professor, Biology Department. B.S., Emporia State University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Beth Gregory (2016) Assistant Professor, Education Department. B.S.E., M.S., Northwest Missouri State University; Ed.D., University of Missouri.

Konrad Gunderson (2000) Associate Professor, Craig School of Business. B.A., Luther College; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Reza Hamzaee (1984) Professor, Economics, Political Science & Sociology Department. B.S., National University of Iran; M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Crystal Harris (1999) Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. Nursing Diploma, Saint Luke's Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., William Jewell College; M.S.N., University of Kansas.

Shawna Harris (2009) Associate Professor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.S., Southern Utah University; M.A., University of Nevada; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Connie Hecker (2000) Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., Missouri Western State College; M.S., Regis University.

Kelly Henry (1999) Professor, Psychology Department. B.S., William Jewell College; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Matthew Hepworth (2014) Assistant Professor, Art Department. B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.F.A., Savannah College of Art & Design.

Shauna Hiley (1997) Professor, Chemistry Department. B.S., Central Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Wyoming.

Peter Hriso (2008) Chairperson and Professor, Art Department. B.S., University of Southern Indiana; M.F.A., The Ohio State University.

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Deborah Irvine (1994) Professor, Education Department. B.S.E., M.A., Ed.S., Pittsburg State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

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Cynthia Jeney (2000) Associate Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Adrienne Johnson (2013) Assistant Professor, Education Department. B.A., University of Denver; M.A., National Louis University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Britton Johnson (2009) Associate Professor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department. B.S., Albion College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., Walden University.

Jeremy Jones (2015) Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business. B.S., M.B.A., Arkansas State University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.

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Ali Kamali (1996) Professor, Economics, Political Science & Sociology Department. B.A., National University of Iran; M.A., University of Detroit; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Krishna Kisi (2015) Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology Department. Bachelor, Tribhuvan University; M.S., University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Suzanne Kissock (2005) Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. B.A., St. Louis University; J.D., St. Louis University School of Law.

Karen Koy (2008) Associate Professor, Biology Department. B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago.

Marianne Kunkel (2014) Assistant Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., Auburn University; M.F.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Yipkei Kwok (2015) Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., Hong Kong Baptist University; M.S., California State University; Ph.D., The University of Texas at El Paso.

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Mark Lewis (2005) Professor, Craig School of Business. B.S., University of Kansas; M.S., Ph.D., Southern Methodist University.

Gregory Lindsteadt (2005) Chairperson and Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. B.S., University of Nebraska; M.S., Central Missouri State University; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Steven Lorimor (1999) Associate Professor, Chemistry Department. B.S., Central Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Wyoming.

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Dalong Ma (2014) Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business. B.S., Tianjin University; M.B.A., Ph.D., Shandong University; Ph.D., University of Louisville.

Susan Martens (2013) Assistant Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A.E., Wayne State College; M.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dana McDaniel (2015) Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., Missouri Western State University; M.S.N./NP-C, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Timothy Miller (1993) Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University.

Mark Mills (2008) Associate Professor, Biology Department. B.S., M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Gaywyn Moore (2015) Assistant Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., Washington University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

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Robert Nulph (2013) Chairperson and Associate Professor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.S.E., M.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

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Kathleen O'Connor (1981) Dean and Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S., Creighton University; M.N., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Linda Oakleaf (2015) Assistant Professor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department. B.S., Western Carolina University; M.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Ph.D., North Carolina State University.

James Okapal (2005) Chairperson and Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religion Department. B.S., The Ohio State University; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee.

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Elizabeth Potts (2016) Assistant Professor, Education Department. B.S., M.S., Longwood College, Ph.D., University of Virginia-Charlottesville.

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Long Qiao (2009) Associate Professor, Engineering Technology Department. B.S., Xian University of Architecture & Technology; M.S., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.

Gretchen Quenstedt-Moe (2009) Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

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Jonathan Rhoad (2006) Professor, Chemistry Department. A.B., William Jewell College; M.S., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

William Russell (2005) Professor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department. B.A., Cleveland State University; M.S., Ball State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Daniel Shepherd (2014) Chairperson and Assistant Professor, Education Department. B.A., Cedarville University; M.Ed., Indiana Wesleyan University; Ed.S., Ed.D., Ball State University).

Kay Siebler (2008) Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Ph.D., Miami University.

Kipton Smilie (2013) Assistant Professor, Education Department. B.S.E., Pittsburgh State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Michael Smith (1990) Professor, Education Department. B.A., Ashland College; M.S., University of Dayton; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Montella Smith (2013) Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. A.A., A.A.S., Community College of Baltimore County; B.A., University of Baltimore; J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law.

Stanislav Svojanovsky (2013) Assistant Profesor, Chemistry Department. Ing., University of Pardubice; M.S., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

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Shensheng Tang (2009) Associate Professor, Engineering Technology Department. B.S., Tianjin University; M.S., China Academy of Telecommunications Technology; Ph.D., University of Toledo.

John Tapia (1976) Professor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.A., California State University; M.A., University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Prashant Tarun (2008) Associate Professor, Craig School of Business. B.E., Sardar Patel University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.

Dawn Terrick (1998) Advanced Instructor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., Allegheny College; M.A., Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Thorne-Wallington (2016) Assistant Professor, Education Department. B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.P.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., Washington University.

David Tushaus (1999) Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A., J.D., University of Iowa.

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Gregory Vecchi (2016) Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. B.S., Park College; M.S., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University.

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Kristen Walton (2006) Professor, Biology Department. B.S., Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

Gavin Waters (2006) Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.A., University of Wales; M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Kip Wilson (1990) Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. A.S., B.S., Missouri Western State College; M.A., Ed.S., Central Missouri State University.

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Baoqiang Yan (2009) Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., China Youth University for Political Sciences; M.S., Ph.D., University of Mississippi.

Xiaoqing Yang (1998) Professor, Engineering Technology Department. B.S., M.S., Zhejiang University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.

Pi-Ming Yeh (2008) Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S., Taiwan College of Nursing; M.S., Institute of Medicine in Chung-Shan; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Kirill Yurov (2015) Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business. B.A., Far Eastern Federal University; M.S., Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Mei Zhang (2000) Professor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.A., Hangzhou University; B.A., Fudan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Zhao Zhang (1998) Professor, Engineering Technology Department. B.S., Tsinghua University; M.S., Peking Union Medical College; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Rolla.

Christine Ziemer (2012) Assistant Professor, Psychology Department. B.A., Lawrence University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.