University Faculty


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James Adkins (2013) Instructor, Craig School of Business. B.S.B.A., M.B.A., Pittsburg State University; C.P.A..

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

Kevin Anderson (2001) Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.A., Bethany College; M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University.

Dana Andrews (2007) Instructor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., University of Iowa; M.F.A., Texas State University.

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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; D.N.P., Indiana Wesleyan University.

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.

Cynthia Bartels (2004) Instructor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., Southwest Missouri State University; M.A., University of Arkansas.

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

Ana Bausset (2011) Assistant Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., University of Utah.

Deborah Becker (2002) Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., M.A., Southwest Missouri State University.

Stacia Bensyl (1991) Chairperson and Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.S.Ed., Northwest Missouri State University; 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.

Christopher Bond (2009) Associate Professor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.S., Mississippi College; Ph.D., University of Memphis.

Holly Breuer (2015) Assistant Professor, Theatre, Cinema & Dance Department. B.F.A., Syracuse University; M.F.A., Kent State University.

Peter Britton (2015) Assistant Professor, Art Department. A.A.S., Brookdale Community College; B.F.A., M.F.A., Miami International 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.

Brian Bucklein (2010) Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., B.A., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Brigham Young University.

Matthew Burns (2015) Instructor, Military Science Department.

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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.

Cristi Campbell (2004) Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S., Missouri Western State College; M.S., University of Missouri; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University School of Nursing; DNP, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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

Susan Carter (2009) Professor, Music Department. B.M., University of Texas; M.M. Texas Christian University; D.M.A., Texas Tech University.

James Carviou (2013) Instructor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.A., M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

F. Eduardo Castilla Ortiz (2006) Assistant Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Utah.

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

Ronda Chesney (2015) Instructor, Education Department. B.A., Missouri Western State University; M.S.Ed., Baker University.

Lori Chester (2016) Instructor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.S., Tulsa University.

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

Cheng-Huei (Michael) 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.

William Chuber (2016) Instructor, Military Science Department. B.S., University of St. Mary.

William Church (1990) Associate Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., Missouri Western State College; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

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

Pamela Clary (2007) Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. A.A., Highland Community College; B.S., Kansas State University; M.S.W., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Kansas State University.

Jason Costanzo (2015) Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Religion Department. B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville; M.A., Ph.D., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

John Courington (2008) Chairperson and Professor, Economics, Political Science & Sociology Department. B.S., Arizona State University; M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

Jeanie Crain (1987) Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., Berry College; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University.

Brian Cronk (1993) 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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Jeanne Daffron (1977) Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. A.S., B.S., Missouri Western State College; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., Texas Women's University.

Melissa Daggett (2003) Associate Professor, Biology Department. B.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Douglas Davenport (2015) Professor, B.A., Central Bible College; M.P.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Dominic DeBrincat (2015) Assistant Professor, History & Geography Department. B.A., University of Michigan-Dearborn; J.D., M.A., Wayne State University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut.

Teddi Deka (1997) Professor, Psychology Department. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Lane DesAutels (2016) Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Religion Department. B.A., University of Puget Sound; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Jeffery DeVaul-Fetters (2014) Instructor, Military Science Department. B.S., Benedictine College; M.A., Webster University.

Mary Dockery (2013) Instructor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., Missouri Western State University; M.F.A., 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.

Marsha Dolan (1995) Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. A.A., Eastern Wyoming College; B.S., Colorado Womens' College; M.B.A., University of Colorado.

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

Michael Ducey (2001) 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.

Jason Edgar (2015) Instructor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.A., Missouri Southern State University; M.A., University of Arkansas.

T. Matthew Edwards (2007) Professor, Music Department. B.M., M.M., Bob Jones University; D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory of Music.

L. Jo Elliott (2014) Assistant Professor, Psychology Department. B.A., University of Arizona; M.A., Ph.D., New Mexico State 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.

Jonathan Euchner (1993) Assistant Professor, Economics, Political Science & Sociology Department. B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.A., University of South Carolina; Ph.D. University of Kentucky.

Claudine Evans (2014) Instructor, English & Modern Languages Department. Bachelor's degree, Universite de Strasbourg; Professional Master's degree, Universite de Strasbourg; Professional Master's degree, Universite de Rouen.

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Kelly Fast (2014) Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.B.A., Quincy University; M.S., College of St. Scholastica.

Rebecca Foley (2009) Associate Professor, Art Department. B.A., Rice University; M.F.A., Indiana University.

Phillip Frank (2016) Assistant Professor, B.S., Appalachian State University; M.B.A., High Point University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Jana Frye (2014) Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. B.S., Truman State University; M.S.W., University of Kansas.

Eric Fuson (2009) Instructor, Art Department. B.A., Missouri Western State 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.

Aron Gerhart (2012) Instructor, Psychology Department. B.S., Missouri Western State College; M.S., University of Central Missouri.

Suzanne Godboldt (2012) Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. B.S., Florida Southern College; M.A., Sam Houston State University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Christopher Godfrey (1982) Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., University of Central Arkansas; Ph.D., Iowa State University.

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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Angela Haas (2015) Assistant Professor, History & Geography Department. B.A., Ithaca College; M.A., Ph.D., Binghamton University.

Chelsey Hamm (2016) Assistant Professor, Music Department. B.M., Ithaca College; M.M., Florida State University; Ph.D., Indiana University, expected 2016.

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.

Robert Hanson (2015) Assistant Professor, Theatre, Cinema & Dance Department. B.A., Yale University; M.F.A., University of Southern California.

Sonia Hanson (2015) Assistant Professor, Theatre, Cinema & Dance Department. B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.F.A., San Diego State University.

Cosette Hardwick (1999) Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S., University of Kansas; DPT, Creighton University.

R. Lee Harrelson (2005) Chairperson and Associate Professor, Music Department. B.M., University of Southern Mississippi; D.M.A., M.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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.

David Harris (2010) Associate Professor, Art Department. B.A., Missouri Western State College; M.F.A., Fort Hays State University.

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

Teresa Harris (2004) Professor, Art Department. B.A., Missouri Western State College; M.F.A., Fort Hays State University.

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

Jennifer Hegeman (1990) Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.A., Augustana College; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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.

Elise Hepworth (2014) Associate Professor, Music Department. B.S.E., Northwest Missouri State University; M.M.E., Kansas City Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri; D.A., University of Mississippi.

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.

Paul Hindemith (2016) Assistant Professor, Music Department. B.M., Southern Methodist University; M.M., University of Maryland-College Park; D.M.A., University of Minnesota.

Jeffrey Hinton (1995) Assistant Professor, Music Department. B.M.E., M.A., Northeast Missouri State University.

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

Marilyn Hunt (1997) Associate Professor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.A., M.A., California State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

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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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Julie Jedlicka (2015) Assistant Professor, Biology Department. B.S., M.S., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz.

Deborah Jeffries (2015) Instructor, Chemistry Department. A.A., Wentworth Junior College; B.S., M.A.S., Missouri Western State University.

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.

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

Marla Jones (2015) Assistant Professor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department. B.S., M.S., 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.

Meredith Katchen (2004) Instructor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., M.A., California State University-Fresno.

Joanne Katz (1991) Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. B.A., J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Heather Kendall (2008) Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., Missouri Western State University; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Joachim Kibirige (1991) Associate Professor, Economics, Political Science & Sociology Department. B.A., Makerere University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

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.

Steven Klassen (1995) Associate Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., Friends University; M.S., University of Houston-Clear Lake; Ph.D., Texas A & M University.

Brooksie Kluge (2014) Instructor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., M.A., Missouri State University.

Joshua Knight (2016) Assistant Professor, Music Department. B.M., M.M., University of Central Arkansas; D.M.A., University of Oklahoma.

Michael Knuchel (2015) Instructor, Military Science Department. B.S., University of Montana.

Melinda Kovacs (2012) Assistant Professor, Economics, Political Science & Sociology Department. M.A., ELTE, Hungary; M.A., Central European University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.

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

Justin Kraft (2007) Chairperson and Associate Professor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department. B.S., Jamestown College; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; Ph.D., University of Alabama.

K. Gregory Kriewitz (1998) Instructor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department. B.S., M.S., Central Missouri State University.

W. Dale Krueger (1981) Associate Professor, Craig School of Business. B.A., DePauw University; M.A., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Missouri.

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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Michael Lane (2013) Professor, Craig School of Business. B.S., Lowell Technological Institute; M.S., Northeastern University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Peggy Lane (2014) Professor, Craig School of Business. B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas.

J. Neil Lawley (2010) Assistant Professor, Art Department. A.S., Trinity Valley Community College; B.G.S., B.F.A., University of Texas at Tyler; M.F.A., Southern Methodist University.

Catherine Lawson (1995) Professor, Economics, Political Science & Sociology Department. B.A., University of Colorado-Denver; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder.

Greg Lawson (2016) Instructor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. A.A., Community College of the Air Force; B.S., University of Maryland-College Park; M.A.S., Missouri Western State University.

S. Jay Lemanski (2012) Assistant Professor, History & Geography Department. B.A., Concordia College; M.A., University of Michigan; M.Div., Concordia Seminary; M.A, Ph.D., University of Akron.

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

Kathy Liao (2014) Assistant Professor, Art Department. B.A., B.F.A., University of Washington; M.F.A., Boston 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.

Matthew Loehr (2014) Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. B.A., Benedictine College; M.S.W., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Kansas State University.

Bob Long (2004) Assistant Professor, Music Department. B.M.E., M.A., Truman State University; D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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

Brett Luthans (1996) Professor, Craig School of Business. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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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.

Jon Mandracchia (2015) Assistant Professor, Psychology Department. B.A., Truman State University; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

David Marble (2013) Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. B.A., Brigham Young University; M.P.A., University of Utah; M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas.

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.

David Mathies (2009) Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Religion Department. B.A., Goshen College; MATS, Associate Mennonite Biblical Seminary; Ph.D., Boston University.

Nathanael May (2009) Associate Professor, Music Department. B.M., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; M.M. University of Rochester; D.M.A., University of Kansas.

Kevin McCullagh (2014) Chairperson, Military Science, Military Science Department. B.S., St. Norbert College; M.S., Central Michigan University; Mt. Pleasant.

Lori McCune (2012) Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., University of Akron; M.S., 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.

David McIntire (2013) Assistant Professor, Music Department. B.S., Nazareth College of Rochester; M.M., Ithaca College, M.M., D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

David McMahan (2001) Professor, Communication & Journalism Department. A.S., Vincennes University; B.S., M.A., Indiana State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Patrick McMurry (1978) Professor, Economics, Political Science & Sociology Department. B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; M.A., Central Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas.

Rico McNeela (2009) Associate Professor, Music Department. B.M., M.M., University of Michigan.

Hillary Mellema (2015) Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business. B.A., M.B.A., Saginaw Valley State University; Ph.D., Kent State University.

Natalie Mikita (2016) Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department. B.S., Otterbein College, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.

Amy Miller (2015) Instuctor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.S., B.S.E., Missouri Western State University; M.S.Ed., University of Missouri.

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.

Sergio Molina (2015) Assistant Professor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department. B.A., Wichita State University; M.S., Pittsburg State University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Susan Montee (2013) Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business. CPA; B.A., Drury University; J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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

Jill Morsbach (2013) Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., Fort Hays State University; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Murray Nabors (2008) Professor, B.S., Yale College; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Laura Nold (2014) Instructor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., M.S.N., Missouri Western State University.

J. Evan Noynaert (1985) Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.A, University of Illinois; M.S. University of Iowa; M.S., Midwestern State University.

Robert Nulph (2013) 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) 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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H. Kent Pickett (1980) Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., M.S., University of Missouri-Rolla.

Jeffrey Poet (2002) Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.A., Ottawa University; M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., University of Wyoming.

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.

Taylor Quedensley (2014) Assistant Professor, Biology Department. B.S., University of Nebraska at Lincoln; M.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

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

H. Tee Quillin (2010) Associate Professor, Theatre, Cinema & Dance Department. B.A., University of Alabama; M.F.A., Southern Methodist University.

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Maureen Raffensperger (1997) Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center; M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia; DPT, Des Moines University.

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

Glenn Rice (2006) Associate Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.A., Tabor College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Madeline Rislow (2015) Assistant Professor, Art Department. B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Miguel Rivera-Taupier (2013) Assistant Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; M.A., Tulane University; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Ian Roberts (1996) Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

William Russell (2005) Associate 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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Cassandra Samuel (2015) Instructor, Craig School of Business. B.S., M.S., Northwest Missouri State University.

Fiona Sansone (2016) Endowed Director for Population Health & Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., Missouri Western State University; M.S.W., University of Missouri.

Stephanie Schartel Dunn (2014) Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business. B.S.E., M.A., Pittsburg State University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

Julia SchneiderLibrary Director Emerita,

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.

Alec Sithole (2016) Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., M.S., University of Zimbabwe; M.S., Ph.D., Portland State University.

H. Machelle Skinner (2012) Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., Missouri Western State University; M.S.N., Liberty University.

Gerald Small (2013) Instructor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department. B.S., Wake Forest University; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Christopher Smiley (2014) Instructor, Military Science Department. B.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.A., Webster 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.

Daniel Stasko (2015) Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department. B.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., University of Wyoming.

Stephanie Stewart (2013) Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., Missouri Western State University; M.S.N., University of Phoenix.

Jeff Stover (2013) Chairperson, Asst Professor/Tech Director, Theatre, Cinema & Dance Department. B.A., University of Nevada-Las Vegas; M.F.A., University of Texas at Dallas.

Aaron Stutterheim (2009) Instructor, Engineering Technology Department. B.S., Missouri Western State University; M.A., Kansas State University.

Stanislav Svojanovsky (2013) Assistant Professor, 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.

Edwin Taylor (2010) Associate Professor, Economics, Political Science & Sociology Department. B.A., M.P.A., Montana State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Orion Teal (2014) Assistant Professor, History & Geography Department. B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University.

Lesley Tener (2014) Instructor, Military Science Department. B.S.B.A., Trident University International.

Dawn Terrick (1998) 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.

Janelle Torres y Torres (2010) Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department. B.A., Luther College; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Daniel Trifan (1988) Professor, History & Geography Department. B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A., Ph.D., Duke 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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Latha Varghese (2016) Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., Pondicherry University; M.S.N./A.N.P., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Robert Vartabedian (2008) Professor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.A., California State University; M.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

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.

Amit Verma (2016) Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business. B.Tech., National Institute of Technology Calicut; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Barbara Voigt (2012) Instructor, Western Institute. B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.S., Central Missouri State University.

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

Bin Wang (2014) Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business. B.S., Zhongnan University of Economics and Law; Ph.D., University of South Florida.

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

Kristy Weiberg (2014) Instructor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., Sam Houston State University; M.Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Caroline Whiteman (2016) Assistant Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., Smith College; Master, Université de Bordeaux III; Ph.D., University of Colorado.

Robert Willenbrink (2013) Professor, Theatre, Cinema & Dance Department. B.A., M.A., Morehead State University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

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.

Jeffrey Woodford (2010) Associate Professor, Chemistry Department. B.S., Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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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 (George) Yang (1998) Professor, Engineering Technology Department. B.S., Zhejiang University; 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.

Yihong (Irene) Zhang (2016) Instructor, Craig School of Business. B.A., Zhengzhou University; M.S., Illinois State University; M.A., Kansas State University.

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

JinWen Zhu (2005) Chairperson and Professor, Engineering Technology Department. B.S., Southwest Jiaotong University; M.S., Sichuan University; M.S., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

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