New Faculty Biographies
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Dr. Collins comes to Drury from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she has been a postdoctoral researcher in biochemistry. Her research interest is in plant pathology and membrane protein biochemistry. She has experience in a liberal arts college as well as two R1 research institutions and plans to bring this understanding to the classroom/lab to provide an engaged learning experience for Drury students. She holds a B.A. in biochemistry from William Jewell College; and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Dean, School of Education and Child Development
Dr. Cuff comes to Drury from Park University where she served as the Director of the Watson Literacy Center and associate professor of literacy education. Additionally, she has experience in accreditation and grant writing and has presented at conferences at many levels. She has a B.A. Ed. and M.Ed. from Drury University and a Ph.D. in literacy education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Assistant Professor, Biology
Dr. Ealy comes to Drury from Stanford University where she has been a postdoctoral fellow studying inner ear development and regeneration. She has experience from a diverse range of institutions, including liberal arts, and her passion lies in teaching and mentoring the next generation of scientists. She holds a B.S. in biology from Ball State University; and a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Iowa-Iowa City.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Marketing
Dr. Henley has teaching experience in a broad range of marketing classes as well as a consulting and project development background . He holds a B.S. in biology/history from Belhaven College/Rhodes College, and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Memphis.
Assistant Professor, Graphic and Digital Design
Matt Noblett comes to Drury from the design community with over sixteen years of experience leading corporate design teams and working across a variety of channels. He has taught classes in graphic design as an adjunct for multiple institutions. He holds a B.A. in graphic communications from Missouri Southern State University and an M.F.A. in studio art/graphic design from Lindenwood University.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics
Dr. Orman comes to us from the University of Minnesota where he has served as a visiting scholar. He has extensive service as an economist at the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey in the Research and Monetary Policy Department. He holds a B.S. in mathematics from Bogazici University; an M.A. in economics from Indiana University-Bloomington; and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Kay Osborne has taught adjunct courses in grant writing, accounting, entrepreneurship, arts administration, and business foundation for Drury for several years and is returning to a full-time role in CCPS/business. She has a B.S. in marketing and an M.A. in accountancy from Missouri State University.
Instructor, School of Education and Child Development
Dr. Slater comes to Drury from Missouri State University where she has served as a positive behavior support consultant for several years. She has a B.A.Ed. from the National University in San Diego, CA; an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in special education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Dean, Breech School of Business
Dr. Wang comes to us from the American University of Kuwait where he has served as Dean of the College of Business and Economics. He has a broad teaching experience in both private and public institutions covering a wide spectrum of fields. He has received Fulbright and ASSCU support to study and conduct research in Japan and Brazil. He has a B.A. in economics from Zhongshan University (China); an M.A. in economics from Ohio University; and a Ph.D. in economics from Kansas State University.