Exclamation Icon NOTIFICATION: Read Drury's April 1 COVID-19 updates
Last updated: 2:49 p.m. on April 1, 2020

Dan Prater, M.A.

Dan PraterAdjunct Instructor

(417) 873-7443

Dan has a diverse background in communication, ranging from working as a member of the media, to corporate and nonprofit communication.

He was the founder and director of the Center for Nonprofit Communication at Drury University. In this role, he organized workshops and conferences, consulted local nonprofit organizations, and wrote and spoke on industry-related topics. In addition, he oversaw Drury students who assist nonprofit organizations through class projects.

Dan volunteers for several area nonprofit groups, including Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), The Carol Jones Recovery Center for Women, and The United Way of the Ozarks. His passion is to help these organizations achieve their missions.

Dan is a board member of Nonprofit Missouri, a statewide organization that promotes the common interests of Missouri’s more than 15,000 nonprofit organizations. He also sits on the advisory board for Isabel’s House – Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks.

"Volunteerism of Southwest Missouri" (ongoing)
"Congregations of Greene and Christian Counties" (ongoing)
"Springfield Nonprofit Impact Report (2014)
Springfield Nonprofit Salaries and Benefits Study (2013)
"Adverse Childhood Experiences" (2011)
"Child Rearing Attitudes of the Ozarks" (2007)


B.A., Evangel University, 1993
M.A., Drury University, 2007

Drury University faculty member since 2011
Instructor since 2011