Communication

Dan Prater, M.A.

Dan Prater

Director, Center for Nonprofit Leadership

E-mail: dprater@drury.edu
Office:
Shewmaker Communication Center, Room 213
Phone: (417) 873-7443
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Dan has a diverse background in communication, ranging from working as a member of the media, to corporate and nonprofit communication.

He taught communication and leadership courses as an adjunct instructor at Drury from 2007-2010. In June of 2011, he became a full-time faculty member of the communication department.

Dan is the founder and director of the Center for Nonprofit Communication at Drury University. In this role, he organizes workshops and conferences, consults local nonprofit organizations, and writes and speaks on industry-related topics. In addition, he oversees Drury students who assist nonprofit organizations through class projects.

He 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.

Research:
"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)

Current classes taught:
COMM 211 - Oral Presentations
COMM 639 - Strategic Issues Management
COMM 688 - Advanced Grant Writing Certificate

Education

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

Drury University faculty member since 2011
Instructor since 2011

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