University Faculty


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Perry 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.

Jordan Atkinson (2017) Instructor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.A., Morehead State University; M.A., Morehead State University; Ph.D., West Virginia University expected 2017.

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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.

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.

Sourav Batabyal (2017) Assistant Professor, Economics, Political Science & Sociology Department. B.S., M.S., University of Calcutta; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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

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.

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

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) Associate Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., B.A., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Brigham Young University.

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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.

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

Francisco 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 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.

Victoria Christgen (2017) Assistant Professor, Art Department. B.F.A., Missouri Western State University; M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art.

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

William Church (2002) Associate Professor, English & Modern Languages Department. B.A., Missouri Western State College; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

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

Gary Clapp (2017) Associate Professor, Chemistry Department. B.S./ACS, Mankato State University; Ph.D., Oregon State University.

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.

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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Jeanne Daffron (1977) Provost and 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 (2004) Associate Professor, Biology Department. B.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Douglas Davenport (2015) Associate Provost and Professor, Economics, Political Science & Sociology Department. 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.

Clint Dickerson (2017) Instructor, Military Science Department.

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.

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

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

Grey Endres (2017) Instructor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work Department. B.S.E., University of Kansas; M.S.W., University of Kansas.

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.

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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.

Susan Foster (2017) Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. A.A.S., Crowder College; B.S., Stephen College; M.B.A., Stephens College.

Phillip Frank (2016) Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business. 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) Artist in Residence, 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.

Robyn Gleason (2017) Associate Dean, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., Florida Southern College; M.S.N., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida.

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.

Anne Grego-Nagel (2017) Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology Department. B.S.B.A., M.B.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Kansas 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.

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 & Cinema Department. B.A., Yale University; M.F.A., University of Southern California.

Sonia Hanson (2015) Assistant Professor, Theatre, Cinema & Dance & Cinema 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.

Ronald 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.

Evan Hart (2017) Assistant Professor, History & Geography Department. B.A., University of Southern Indiana; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati.

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

Jennifer Hegeman (1990) Chairperson and 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.

Jeannette Holland (2017) Instructor, Economics, Political Science & Sociology Department. B.S.B.A.,Missouri Western State University; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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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Jennifer Jackson (2017) Assistant Professor, Communication & Journalism Department. B.A., Otterbein College; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Memphis.

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.

Jeremy 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.

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.

Joseph Kendall-Morwick (2017) Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics & Physics Department. B.S., Ohio State University; M.S, Ph.D., Indiana University.

Zachary Kerns (2017) Chairperson and Instructor, Military Science Department. B.S., Missouri Western State University; M.A., University of Kansas.

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.

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.

Kenneth Kriewitz (2002) Advanced Instructor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department. B.S., M.S., Central Missouri State University.

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) Dean and Professor, Craig School of Business. B.S., Lowell Technological Institute; M.S., Northeastern University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Toby Lawrence (2017) Assistant Professor, Theatre, Cinema & Dance & Cinema Department. B.A., University of Missouri; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts.

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.

Stanley 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.

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.

Morgan Mallory (2017) Assistant Professor, Theatre, Cinema & Dance & Cinema Department. B.S., Bringham Young University; M.F.A., Minnesota State University.

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.

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.

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.

Wes Moore (2017) Instructor, Engineering Technology Department. B.S.Ed., B.S.C., M.U., M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia.

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) Dean and Professor, B.S., Yale College; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Shiva Nandan (2017) Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business. B.Sc., M.Sc., Gorakhpur University; M.B.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington; CFA, Chartered Financial Analyst.

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) 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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Herschel 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.

Bin Qiu (2017) Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business. B.S., Northwestern Polytechnical University; M.S., University of International Business and Economics; M.B.A., Babson College.

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

Hiram Quillin (2010) Associate Professor, Theatre, Cinema & Dance & Cinema 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) 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.

Stacey Rieck (2017) Assistant Professor, Psychology Department. B.A., Northern Kentucky University; M.A., University of Dayton; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

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.

Karman Romero (2017) Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., University of Utah.

Tilottama Roy (2017) Assistant Professor, Biology Department. B.S., Presidency College; M.S., University of Calcutta; M.S., University of South Dakota; Ph.D, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

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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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.

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.

Helen Skinner (2014) Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions. B.S.N., Missouri Western State University; M.S.N., Liberty University; DNP, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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

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.

Everett Snellings (2017) Instructor, Military Science Department.

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 & Cinema Department. B.A., University of Nevada-Las Vegas; M.F.A., University of Texas at Dallas.

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.

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

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.

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) President and 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) Professor, Biology Department. B.S., Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

Dongni Wan (2017) Assistant Professor, Craig School of Business. B.S., Bryant University; M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Gavin Waters (2006) 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.

Corey White (2017) Assistant Professor, Psychology Department. B.S., Truman State University; M.S., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., The Ohio 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) Dean and Professor, Theatre, Cinema & Dance & Cinema Department. B.A., M.A., Moorehead 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 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.

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.