2016-2017 Faculty

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Patricia A. McEachern:  Dorothy Jo Barker Endowed Professor of Animal Rights 

Daniel Ponder:  L.E. Meador Endowed Chair of Political Science


(The dates following the names and titles of faculty members represent, first, the date of initial appointment and, second, the date of promotion to present rank)

Adamick, Angie E.:  B.S., College of the Ozarks, 1994; M.B.A., University of Arkansas, 1995. Instructor of Management. 2008, 2008.

Allen, Jeanie K.:  B.A., University of Arkansas–Fayetteville, 1974; M.S.A., University of Arkansas– Fayetteville, 1979; M.Ed., Drury College, 1997; Ph.D., Walden University, 2002. Associate Professor of Psychology. 1995, 2013.

Arne, Marshall:  B.S., University of Illinois, 1982; M.Arch., University of Illinois, 1984. Associate Professor of Architecture. 2001, 2007.

Beach, David R.:  B.Arch., Drury University, 1997. M. Arch., University of Oklahoma, 2009. Associate Professor of Architecture. 1999, 2015.

Blakey, Leah: B.A., Drury College, 1996; M.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1998; Ph.D., St. Louis University, 2003. Associate Professor of History. 2004, 2013.

Blunk, Catherine:  B.A., Manhattanville College, 1989; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008. Associate Professor of French.  2009, 2016.

Bohnenkamper, Katherine:  B.A., Emporia State University, 1977; M.Ed., Wichita State University, 1981; M.A., Kansas State University, 1988; M.L.S., Emporia State University, 1990. Associate Librarian. 1991, 2014.

Bomgardner, Stephen:  B.Music, Fort Hays State University, 1985; M.Music, Rice University, 1989; D.M.A., Boston University, 1997. Professor of Music. 2005, 2014.

Booker, Gregory:  B.A., Drury College, 1987; M.F.A., University of Oklahoma-Norman, 1993. Assistant Professor of Communication. 2009, 2009.

Borodich, Sergey: B.A., Belarus State University (Minsk, Belarus), 1981; Ph.D., Academy of Science of Belarus, 1986. Associate Professor of Mathematics. 2003, 2003.

Branton, Christopher: B.S., Louisiana State University, 1992; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1998. Assistant Professor of Computer Science. 2016, 

Brown, Jennifer Silva:  B.A., University of New Hampshire, 2003; M.A., University of NewHampshire, 2005; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2009. Associate Professor of Psychology. 2009, 2015.

Browning, Carol J.:  B.A., Drury College, 1978; M.A., Indiana University, 1981; M.S., Texas A&M University, 1987; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1986. Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. 1995, 2010.

Browning, Peter D.:  B.A., Ohio University, 1978; M.A., University of Chicago, 1979; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1987. Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Chaplain. 1991, 2007.

Bufkin, Jana L.:  B.A., Mississippi State University, 1987; M.A., Northeast Louisiana University, 1989; Ph.D., Florida State University, 1996. Associate Professor of Criminology. 1999, 2002.

Callen, Bruce W.:  B.A., Carleton College, 1981; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1988. Professor of Physics, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs-Academic Operations. 1991, 2005. 

Carroll, Kathy:  B.S., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1984; M.S., Texas Women’s University, 1991; Ph.D., University of Toledo, 1997. Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science. 2002, 2002.

Cassity, Julie: B.S., Texas Woman’s University, 1986; M.S., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1991. Instructor of Music Therapy. 2014, 2014.

Chikaraishi, Nancy:  B.S., University of Illinois, 1982; M.Arch., University of Illinois, 1984. Professor of Architecture. 2001, 2015.

Chin, Hue-ping:  B.A., National Cheng-Kung University (Taiwan), 1980; M.A., National Cheng-Chi University (Taiwan), 1983; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1995. Professor of History. 1997, 2013.

Claussen, Christina:  B.S., University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse, 1994; M.Music, University of Northern Colorado, 1996; D.M.A., University of Kansas, 2003. Associate Professor of Music, 2004, 2010.

Clayton, Penny:  B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1980; M.B.A., Drury College, 1983; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1990. Professor of Accounting. 1988, 2006.

Coates, Keith:  B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1983; M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1986; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1993. Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. 2005, 2011.

Cosgrove, Peter A.:  B.S., Brunel University, 1997; M.Ed., Drury University, 2007. Instructor of Education. 2011, 2011.

Cossey, Tiffany:  B.S.B.A, Missouri Southern State College, 1997; J.D., University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2001; L.L.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002. Assistant Professor of Accounting. 2010, 2012.

Cundiff, Katlin: B.B.A., Estonian Business School, Estonia, 2003; M.S.B.A. Estonian Business School, Estonia, 2004; Ph.D. University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, 2011. Assistant Professor of Management. 2016, 2016.

DeBauche, Gary:  B.B.A., University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, 1969; M.B.A., Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business of the City University of New York, 1971; Ed.D., University of Arkansas, 1989. Instructor of Economics and Finance. 2003, 2003.

Deeds, Donald D.:  B.A., Drury College, 1969; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1974. Professor of Biology. 1980, 1985.

Denton, Rebecca:  B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1992; M.B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1995; M.Ed., Drury University, 1999. Ph.D., St. Louis University, 2006. Associate Professor of Education. 2003, 2009.

Derossett, David  B.A., Drury University, 1990; M.A., University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 1997; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2012. Associate Professor of Sociology. 2010, 2016.

Eastman, Valerie:  B.A., Drury College, 1984; M.S., Iowa State University, 1988; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1990. Associate Professor of Psychology. 1991, 2016.

Edmondson, Lauren A.:  B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1986; MS.Ed., Southwest Missouri State University, 1993. Ed.D., St. Louis University, 2003. Professor of Education. Dean, School of Education and Child Development. 2003, 2014.

Garrott, Jay G.:  B.Arch., Texas A&M University, 1972; M.Arch., North Carolina State University, 1975. Professor of Architecture. 1984

Garvin, William W.:  B.A., Emory University, 1982; M.A., Louisiana State University, 1986; M.A., University of Kentucky, 1991. Associate Librarian and Director of the Olin Library. 1992, 2002.

Gilbert, Katherine A.:  B.A., Bowdoin College 1994; M.A., University of Virginia, 2001; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009. Associate Professor of English. 2009, 2015.

Groves, Jonathan:  B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1991; M.B.A., Missouri State University, 2005; Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia, 2009.  Associate Professor of Communication. 2008, 2014.

Harville, Beth:  B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1989; Ph.D., University of Missouri- Kansas City, 1995. Associate Professor of Biology. Dean, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. 2005, 2015.

Hedges, Keith:  B.S.Arch., University of Illinois, 1987; M.Arch., Iowa State University, 1997; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009.  Associate Professor of Architecture. 2009, 2015.

Henderson, T. Kevin:  B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1993; M.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1995; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2012. Assistant Professor of English.  2005, 2013.

Henslee, Holli:  B.S., Drury University, 1996; M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003.  Sr. Assistant Librarian/Technical Services Coordinator. 2012, 2012.

Herrington, Rachael L.:  B.S., Oklahoma State University, 2002; M.S., Texas A&M University, 2004; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2008. Assistant Professor of Psychology. 2011, 2012.

High, Kenneth:  B.S., Rider College, 1984; M.S., Seton Hall University, 1986; Ph.D., Seton Hall University, 1988. Associate Professor of Chemistry. 1990, 1996.

Hinrichs, Brant:  B.S.E., University of Michigan, 1986; M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana– Champaign, 1988; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1994. Associate Professor of Physics. 1999, 2006.

Holmes, Gary:  B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1989; M.B.A., Drury University, 2001; Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2008. Associate Professor of Marketing. 2008, 2014.

Holzenberg, Phyllis E.:  B.A., Florida State University, 1975; M.L.S., Florida State University, 1990. Associate Librarian. 1995, 2005.

Hornsby, Teresa J.:  B.A., University of Tennessee, 1992; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, 1995; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1999. Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2000. Professor of Religion. 2000, 2012.

Huang, Yong.: B.Arch., Beijing Polytechnic University, 1995; M.S., Pratt Institute School of Art and Design, 1996; M.Des., Harvard University, 2002. Assistant Professor of Architecture and Practitioner in Residence. 2012, 2016.

Ingwerson, Charlyn:  B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 2000; M.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 2002; M.A., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2007.  Instructor of English. 2008, 2008.

Jansen, Kevin P.:  B.S., Missouri State University, 1991; M.S., Missouri State University, 1993; Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2001. Associate Professor of Biology. 2009, 2009.

Julian, Tijuana:  B.M.Ed., Drury College, 1981; M.M., University of Kansas, 1983; D.M.A., University of Kansas, 1987. Professor of Music. Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. 1987, 2004.

Kenny, Erin: B.S., James Madison University, 1991; M.A., Wichita State University, 1995. Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2005. Associate Professor of Political Science. 2005, 2011

Koch, Christopher J.:  B.Music, Eastman School of Music, 1993; M.M., University of Missouri- Kansas City, 1996; D.M.A., University of Washington, 2003. Associate Professor of Music. 2005, 2011.

Korir, Albert K.: B.S., Kenyatta University, 1992; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2006. Associate Professor of Chemistry. 2008, 2014.

Leinaweaver, Justin:  B.S., Florida State University, 2004; M.S., University College Dublin Ireland, 2008; Ph.D., Trinity College Dublin Ireland, 2012. Assistant Professor of Political Science. Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. 2012, 2016.

Leventis, Panayiotis:  B.Arch., University of Southern California, 1993; M.Arch., University of California-Los Angeles, 1996; Ph.D., McGill University, 2004. Associate Professor of Architecture. 2006, 2012.

Long, Jennie J.:  B.A., College of Wooster, 1992; M.A., Indiana University, 1994; Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1999. Associate Professor of Criminology. 1999, 2005.

Lowery, Todd:  B.F.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1988; M.F.A., School of Visual Arts, 1993. Professor of Art. 2002, 2016.

Luttrell, Vickie:  B.A., Drury College, 1986; M.A., Hollins College, 1988; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, 1999. Professor of Psychology. 1999, 2012.

Manpadi, Madhuri:  B.S., Osmania University (India), 1997; M.S., Osmania University, 1999; Ph.D., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2008. Assistant Professor of Chemistry. 2012, 2012.

Maxson, Richard A.:  B.A., California State University–Fresno, 1985; M.A., California State University–Fresno, 1987; Ph.D., Indiana University–Bloomington, 1998. Associate Professor of Communication. 2000, 2000.

McEachern, Patricia A.:  B.A., University of Central Florida, 1981; M.A., Florida State University, 1985; Ph.D., University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, 1995. Professor of French. Dorothy Jo Barker Endowed Professor of Animal Rights and Director of the Forum on Animal Rights.  1996, 2008.

McMurtrey, Shannon: B.S., Missouri State University, 1992; M.B.A., Missouri State University, 1996; Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University, 2010. Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems. 2016. 2016.

Meidlinger, Peter K.:  B.A., University of Iowa, 1981; M.A., University of Iowa, 1985; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1994. Professor of English, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs – Academic Quality. 1992, 2009.

Miller, R. Robin:  B.A., Berea College, 1990; M.A., Indiana State University, 1992; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1997. Associate Professor of Sociology. 1999, 2001.

Miller, Rebecca:  B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute, 1993; M.F.A., Florida State University, 1998. Associate Professor of Art and Art History. 2003, 2009.

Moore, Bruce E.:  B.S., University of Michigan, 1980; M.Arch., University of Michigan, 1982. Professor of Architecture. 1986, 2000.

Moser, Patrick J.:  B.A., University of California–Berkeley, 1989; M.F.A., University of Arizona, 2007; Ph.D., University of California–Davis, 1997. Professor of French. 1998, 2012.

Mullins, Steve D.:  B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1977; M.S., Oklahoma State University, 1980; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1983. Professor of Economics. 1982, 2010.

Nadeau, Gerard:  B.A., Cornell University, 1985; M. Arch., Columbia University, 1998. Assistant Professor of Architecture. 2010, 2011.

Nichols, Elizabeth G.:  B.A., University of Missouri–Columbia, 1991; M.A., University of Kansas, 1993; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1997. Professor of Spanish. 1997, 2009.

Nichols, Kelley:  B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1979; M.B.A., Drury College, 1992; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1997. Associate Professor of Accounting. 1995, 2001.

Ojakangas, Gregory W.:  B.S., University of Minnesota–Duluth, 1982; M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1985; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1988. Associate Professor of Physics. 1996, 2004.

Paddock, Elizabeth M.:  B.A., Kansas State University, 1982; M.A., University of Kansas, 1986; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1991. Professor of Political Science. 1989, 2003. 

Panza, Christopher J.:  B.A., State University of New York, 1993; M.A., University of Connecticut, 1998. PD., University of Connecticut, 2002. Professor of Philosophy. Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2002, 2015. 

Petrich, Scott A.:  B.S., B.A., Southwest State University, 1987; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1992. Associate Professor of Chemistry. 1994, 200

Pettijohn, Charles: B.S.B.A., Missouri Western State University, 1974; M.B.A., Missouri State University, 1976; D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 1986. Associate Professor of Marketing. 2013, 2013.

Petty, Clifton D.:  B.A., Baylor University, 1982; M.B.A., Baylor University, 1984; Ph.D., University of Houston, 1991. Professor of Management. 1993, 2007.

Ponder, Daniel E: B.S., Southwest Missouri State University 1989; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1994. Professor of Political Science. L. Meador Endowed Chair of Political Science. 2006, 2012. 

Popescu, Ioana:  B.S. University of Bucharest, 1989; M.S., University of Bucharest, 1992; M.S. University of Cincinnati, 1999; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1999. Associate Professor of Biology. 2001, 2007.

Prater, Dan: B.A., Evangel University, 1993; M.A., Drury University, 2007. Instructor of Communication. 2011, 2011.

Precise, Natalie: B.S.Ed., Missouri State University, 2004; M.S.Ed., Missouri State University, 2007; Ed.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2012. Assistant Professor of Education. 2013, 2013.

Presley, Morgan: B.S., Lyon College, 2006; M.S., Missouri State University, 2008; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2015. Instructor of Biology. 2013, 2013.

Prewitt, Janis L.: B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1986; J.D., University of Missouri- Columbia, 1989.  Associate Professor of Management. 2005, 2011.

Robbins, Timothy:  B.A., Drury University, 2003; M.A., University of Kansas, 2005, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2011. Associate Professor of Spanish. 2008, 2015.

Robertson, Robert L.:  B.S., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1989; M.S., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1991; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1996.  Associate Professor of Mathematics. 2001, 2005.

Rowley, III, Wesley H.:  B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1980; Ph.D., East Carolina University School of Medicine, 1987. Associate Professor of Biology. 1989, 1995.

Russo, Thomas E.:  B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1983; M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1986 and 1988; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1993. Professor of Art and Art History. Associate Dean for International Programs. 1993, 2007.

Sabini, Maurizio: Laurea in Architettura (First Professional Degree in Architecture), Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy, 1981; M.Arch., State University of New York, 1982; Ph.D., Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy, 1987. Professor of Architecture. 2012, 2012.

Schraft, Robin:  B.A. Eisenhower College, 1975; M.A., New York University, 1983; Ph.D., New York University, 1987. Professor of Theatre. 1991, 2003.

Schur, Richard:  B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1991; J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1994; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2000. Professor of English. 2001, 2013.

Sharpe, Carlyle:  B.M., M.M., Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, 1989; D.M.A., Boston University, 1994. Professor of Music. 2000, 2012.

Shipman, Brian:  B.A., University of Central Oklahoma, 1986; M.A., Drury University, 2012. Instructor of Communication. 2005, 2005.

Sigman, Scott L.:  B.S., Southwest Baptist University, 1980; M.S.T., University of Missouri– Columbia, 1982; M.S.C.S.E., University of Evansville, 1986; Ph.D., University of Missouri–Rolla, 1999. Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. 2004, 2014.

Simmerman, James: B.S., Truman State University, 1994; M.B.A., Missouri State University, 1996; Ed. D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2012. Assistant Professor of Finance. 2013, 2013. Simmons, Scott: B.S., University of Kentucky, 1991; M.S., University of Kentucky, 1994; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1998. Associate Professor of Mathematics. 2002-2008.

Slye, Gail:  B.A., San Diego State University, 1978; M.A., San Diego State University, 1982; Ed.D., University of Missouri–Columbia, 1999. Professor of Education. 1997, 2014.

Smith, Anthony:  B.A., University of Central Oklahoma, 2002; M.A., University of Oklahoma, 2006. Instructor of Spanish. 2012, 201

Sokol, Michael:  B.F.A., University of Florida, 1989; M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, 1992; Ph.D., The University of Georgia, 1999. Professor of Theatre. 2001, 2013.

Sooter, Traci: B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1984; M.Arch., Washington University, 1999. Professor of Architecture. 1999, 2015.

Sorenson, W. Allin:  B.M.Ed., Truman State University, 1983; M.M.Ed., Truman State University, 1985; D.M.A., University of Minnesota, 1989. Professor of Music. 1988, 2005.

Spence, Karen Cordes: B.Arch., University of Arkansas, 1987; M.Arch., University of Cincinnati, 1993; Ph.D. ,Texas A&M University, 1996. Associate Professor of Architecture. 2006, 2012.

Sronce, Robin: B.A., Drury College, 1983; M.B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1997; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2003. Associate Professor of Management. Dean, School of Business. 2006, 2012.

Stepp, Phillip: B.A., Drury University, 1997; Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2004. Assistant Professor of Biology. 2011, 2011.

Taylor, Charles A.:  B.A., College of the Ozarks, 1985; M.A., University of Illinois-Champaign, 1987; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1990. Professor of Communication. 1997, 2005.

Tygart, Jacqueline A.:  B.F.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1986; M.L.S., University of Missouri–Columbia, 1993. Associate Librarian. 1996, 2005.

Utley, Mary: B.A., St. Louis University, 1980; M.A., Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville, 1984; M.B.A., Lindenwood University, 1999; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1989. Professor of Psychology. 2002, 2002.

Vaggalis, Ted: B.A., Brigham Young University, 1982; M.A., University of Kansas, 1988. Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2001. Associate Professor of Philosophy. 1995, 2006.

Van Arkel, Jo B.:  B.A., Texas Christian University, 1979; M.A., Texas Christian University, 1981; M.F.A., University of Oregon, 1982. Professor of English. 1984, 2004.

VanDenBerg, Jeffrey A.:  B.A., Miami University (Ohio), 1990; M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1995; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2000. Professor of Political Science. 1998, 2010.

Waters, Regina K.:  B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1988; M.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1990. Ph.D., University of Missouri–Columbia, 2001. Professor of Communication. Dean, College of Graduate Studies. 1996, 2012.

Weddle, Robert:  B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1982; M.Arch., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1985; M.A., Cornell University, 1994; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1997. Professor of Architecture. Dean, Hammons School of Architecture. 1999, 20

Weddle, Saundra:  B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1986; M.A., Cornell University, 1992; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1997. Professor of Art History and Architecture. 2001, 2012. 

Whisenhunt, J. Blaine: B.F.A., University of Central Arkansas, 1997; M.F.A., Louisiana State University, 2000. Associate Professor of Art. 2005, 2013.

Wiley, Kristofor: B.A., Northwestern University, 1993; M.Ed., Drury University, 2001; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2013. Assistant Professor of Education. 2013, 2013.

Williamson, Edward A.:  B.S., Southwest Baptist University, 1991; M.S., Southwest Baptist University, 1993; Ph.D., University of Missouri–Columbia, 1998. Associate Professor of Education. 1999, 2005.

Wlodarczyk, Natalie:  B.M.E., Stetson University, 2001; M.M., Florida State University, 2003; Ph.D., Florida State University, 2010. Associate Professor of Music Therapy. 2010, 2016.

Wolbrink, Shelley A.:  B.A., Miami University (Ohio), 1991; M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1993; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1998. Professor of History. 1998, 2010.

Wood, Mark D.:  B.A., Drury College, 1981; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1992. Professor of Chemistry. 1992, 2009.